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A few years ago I was getting these really insane water bills. I mean HIGH! So I decided to dig some wells in my yard to have water for my landscape. I live alone, so I know it had to be from watering the grass. So I hired a company to come out and dig these wells. The foreman and I walked all around my yard and as we were walking he was putting down flags. I asked what the flags were for. He said, "The flags represent good places to dig for water." I asked, "Why do you have so many flags?" He said, "I'm not sure if any of these places will produce water." I said, "Hold up, you mean if you dig all these spots and don't hit water I still have to pay you?" He said, "Yes, that's how it goes." I said, "Ok, fine." Needless to say, he dug three wells and never hit water. I said, "Just stop."

I got a few more extreme water bills and called him back. He said, "Are you sure?" I said, "Yes, keep drilling until you hit water." The next well he dug he was down 500 feet and still didn't hit any water. He asked if I wanted him to stop. I said, "Go deeper." He dug down another 200 feet and still nothing. I said, "Go deeper." He drilled another 200 feet and he hit rock. I said, "Blast it, cut it, do whatever you have to do but keep digging." After fighting the rock and breaking his drill and getting a new one we got a little deeper. He said, "We are at 1,200 feet, why do you want me to keep going?" I said, "Cause I'm tired of these water bills and I'm going to do something about it." He said, "But this is really deep." I asked him if he had hit water yet. He said "no," so I told him to go deeper. "But you don't understand," he said. "We don't usually drill this deep, this is going to be expensive." I told him that, "Sometimes you have to go deeper to get what you are after, no matter what the cost." He started the machine and went down another four inches and hit a river of water. Just a few inches separated me from getting my breakthrough. That was five years ago and that well has never run dry.

In 2013 I want you to apply that to your life in all ways. Sometimes you will spend time on a thing and it will produce no water. Don't be afraid to move on to another spot. YOU CAN'T HAVE FEAR. I don't care how much time you put into it. If the well is dry MOVE ON! Nothing lives where there is no living water. Be it a relationship, a job, a business, don't be afraid to move to another spot.

Now, on the other hand, if you are digging your well and you are sure that it is not only where you want to be but where God wants you to be, then keep digging in that same spot. Don't stop digging until you hit a river of blessings. Don't stop praying until you live in the change you've been waiting for. Don't stop pushing until you deliver your breakthrough. Yes, it will get difficult. Yes, you may hit rock. Yes, there will be a cost. But when you get to what God is trying to get you to, YOU WILL RECOVER IT ALL!  One of my favorite scriptures says that. "PURSUE AND YOU SHALL RECOVER IT ALL!"

Some people give up when they are only inches away!!

Happy New Year.

DDDDIIGGGGGG! People DIG!!!

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  • Temi LA

    Am still digging dear... am still pressing.. am still Praying... I sure wont give up until I hit that River of blessings!!! Just heard of the press conference on your FB yesterday... its a VERY BIG GOOD DEED your are doing for Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos... It is only God the MOST HIGH.. that will reward you... Like I wrote @ Lucie Sylla.. who posted the link.... Its one of the reasons am Nuts 'bout you and all that you do... !!!! This Man of Faith Rocks!!! What came to mind as i opened the link was Job 29... most especially 12-17. Its one of my favorite chapters and What a blessing you are living it all out... Above and beyond All else, I pray... That YOUR FAITH SHALL NOT FAIL... Well done!!! and Baby?...Am Digging still..I'll keep digging....UNTIL..I BECOME A PRAISE ON THE EARTH... More grace

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Good Night My Love, kiss))) :-) Remember to talk to God/pray for me. :-) Thank you! Song: "So In Love" Have a good night TP. (((KISSES))) ...LoL... :)

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  • Fabiola Fort Lauderdale, FL

    How do you keep faith when with all the digging it starts to feel like you're being buried. Answer that.

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    • Temi LA #1790878

      Dear... your are not being buried... it depends on what you are doing with all them dirts....are you shaking them off.. or allowing them sit on you?.... i heard of the story of a great horse once.... it was being buried alive and they infact dug a great h*** to for this great horse... so in they threw the horse and they started attempting to fill the hole... they were shoveling sand back inside the h*** with the horse...BUT dear the horse was smarter than them all... rather than allow the dirt sits on him.. the horse will shake it off.. mash on it and press it down... they kept doing this.. and the horse also kept the rhythm ... shake..mash..and press..************* eventually the press kept lifting the horse out of the hole.. till he gained enough height to jump out of the h*** and run for its dear life... So my Dear Fabiola... watch what you are doing with all the dirts.. as you are digging. More grace.. and hugs

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    • Fabiola Morton hollywood, fl #1793064

      Thank you, I feel blessed to have posted this because I was really feeling buried. I thank God for creating you and I've been doung what tge story said and I'll keep you updated on my climb out to freedom.

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  • L. Flurnoi Lithonia, GA

    I'm steady digging...........and I am enjoying this Fantastic Adventure In Trusting HIM (FAITH). And in this FAITH, I wandered onto your website. I always thought that these "celeb" websites were full of "Fluff", however, your words struck true. If you are ever looking a mature, meticulous, plum crazy halarious writer that understands your angle, I surely would love to write for you. I taught 9th grade English for over 25 years, wrote several school and church plays and taught myself how to write in sitcom fashion and then I wrote a sitcom; six episodes. It has loads of compasionate humor and satire. It's really good. And now that I am living the retired life, I would love something positive to do. So, I'm gonna keep digging, trusting and believing that I will someday have a voice. Peace & Blessings,

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  • Rhonda Sumlin Dayton, Ohio

    We have to know how to move in"Faith", trusting and believing that everything we need is already within us. When we look externally, we never find what we are looking for but when we look introspectively we can see if we look deep within, God has already supplied us with everything that we need.

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    ...If women are so strong as you feel we are, then why did it take u, Tyler Perry(a man who was/is strong ENOUGH to put on all of that stuff) to come & SHOW a BLACK WOMAN to the world? I want you Tyler to answer that for me. You loved women enough to do it & God blessed you T! You loved us enough to show just about every d*** a** side of us! Yeah, I said it! And that what I mean, too! And I ain't talking about the role as Madea as being dumb! No, that was funny & all so wise! I'm talking about the roles that others were playing all thru the movies. Putting up with foolishness from dudes & females & ppl who don't even want u! Or listening to d*** a** friends tell u who u should be w/ or not when they asses don't even know what's best for themselves. People don't know what goes on behind closed door of a person's home, heart, life. You restored life back into these people! You are so caring & loving & all so real at the same time. Your first movie: Diary of a mad black woman, you said, "this is for every woman that a brother has ever done right!" Helen: "what is this going to help, Madea?" Madea: "Nothing! It's just going to make U FEEL BETTER!" You came along to help women understand that they are beautiful beings! And I won't even get on Joe right now. Now if God be for you, Tyler Perry, who can be against you? No weapon formed against you shall be able to prosper....In Jesus name. Everybody wanna job, everybody wanna show off, everybody pulling on you just to get their feet in the door, or they got a dream or they wanna just sit with u over lunch or coffee. Whatever!!!! Where u Tyler Perry lay your head at? Ain't nobody got enough money to buy me nor is their any job worth me leaving my sons at home. Being I been a single woman/mother/female with them two sons. Been with & without & we still here. Jesus said, if I was hungry I wouldn't even tell. Tell 'em for what? People can't love u when they don't love themselves. You Tyler Perry, impresses me! I love your thoughts. They are so far out the box, even I have to take a minute. That's why I pay you attention! Sure do! I buy Bishop's CD/DVD & I buy your DVD's & I go see your work & etc. As for anybody else. I don't! And I don't want to. For what? Please, don't get me started. For one reason, I'M NOT INTERESTED! Dude, please don't get me started. See this kind of truth hurts ppl ego & feelings. Cause ppl think u suppose to flock all behind them. Not I! And I won't stop anyone else from flocking behind anyone either. It just won't be me cause I don't kiss a$$. I ain't trying to fit in w/ the Joneses & nor do I need the Jones to fit in with me. Who is the d*** Joneses in the first place. They ain't God! So, who cares? I don't! :-) ~SHE... :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    .... People always talking about share your story u might can help somebody else & you get healed. Who told them that? Even by u sharing your story it hurted my heart. Because first of all I am a mother with two sons. And God knows me! Why do u think I stay away from ppl who don't know me, Tyler? Why do you? People can't HANDLE the TRUTH! So, then u must ask yourself, what is the TRUTH? And why can't ppl HANDLE the TRUTH? They that worship God must worship Him in Spirit & in TRUTH. Does anyone know what the TRUTH is? Does anyone care what the truth is? Does anyone even have the ears to hear truth? And has jobs, careers, projects, promotions etc become the replacement for what God 1st relationship was meant to be? The devil is a d*** lie! Period. When a man get with his woman that's his worship to God(his Head) and when a woman get with her man(her head) that's her worship to God. Both have a role that's required of each of them in respect to God our Father. And how can two walk together unless they first agree? I'm going to say this nicely as possible; like SHORT & SWEET! If by some chance you Tyler don't want me (but I know u do!) Then I wouldn't want u either. I don't want anything or anybody that ain't mines, meaning FOR ME! Somebody done told somebody wrong! Misery loves company! I personally, can do without the company. And if by chance a person CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH, then they CAN NOT HANDLE me! Meekness is not weakness. Meekness is controlled strength. I had to learn that. I ain't no buyer or saler of love. I already have love. It's just sad that most ppl don't know what love really is these days. And I refuse(like resist) to play those type of games!!! Whoever else wanna do it, let them go right ahead & do it. Whatever floats their boat. That song 1+1, when it says, "you got enough for the both of us" enough what? The strength to have dealt & stood thru all the none sense & etc. And u have done EXCELLENT! Fineness at its BEST! You Tyler has done what no one else has even come close to doing. So, what makes u think I care to share myself with any of them? It don't get no better than you! WELL DONE TYLER!, WELL DONE!! If I'm to share me, myself & I with somebody. That somebody will be you & you alone. PERIOD! With a Coke & a Smile! :-) Ttyl... :)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Tyler, I am still here. I'm thinking about deleting everyone off my twitter & Facebook page. Since 2013 came in I went down my list & removed several at least 40-50. In this day & time so many or big on ppl following them. I'm not! I be wanting to delete all the way down to just my family. Then I take some things in to consideration. But the truth of the matter is I don't wanna hear all everybody's advice. I don't like the same things are so many others. Here's what's important to me: Tai & D'Andre! Family is what's the most important relationship any human being could have. This is the order: God, The man, The woman, the children, .... etc... Someone might don't agree w/ this. That's fine too. This is one of the reasons that I choose NOT to give my attention to everyone, too. This is what I believe: there is 1 above the man -Christ(God). The woman has her man above her that she's to turn to, listen to, get her advice from, whatever her needs are its from her man. With this being said it only tells me that -My God & My Man(lord, king) is the only two which has authority in my life. This is why a woman is to choose wisely when choosing to submit -be submissive. And just as God created man to praise Him. He brought us(the woman) out to show forth praise & honor to the man that God brought her out of. Why would I wanna praise every man I see? I don't even talk to every man I see. I really don't wanna talk to not one of them to be honest if it ain't my man! What that song says, "up out my face...!" Lol. :-) I don't even know why ANY of the ones that is following me on twitter is following me. I don't know any of 'em. There is 1 person I like & its you. Period! There's 1 man that's worth my praise. Only 1! My two sons are the other two. And God is above all. And God is a Spirit & we are to worship Him in Spirit & Truth. I see you Tyler as worthy on all my praise, attention, time, strength, effort etc. It's some stuff others don't need to know about me. Because I'm NOT their business! There are things my sons fathers don't know about them. Why? Cause they chose not to be apart of their lives. And I'm so fine with that. After having been so mad about it many many years ago. You think I care anything about that right now? I DON'T! I really DON'T! God been here with us EVERY STEP of the way. And I can say, He is Mmmmm GOOD!!! Like no other. .....to be cont... :-)

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  • Melinda Moore Loves Park, IL

    Easily said when you have the money.

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Another post I decided not to post after all. Lol smh! I would like to chat with u. However, I believe its about time u say something. I thank u for listening & I greatly appreciate you for it. :-) Just say something Tyler. Even Mr PacMan took turns chasing each other. Meaning Mrs PacMan. I still like Ms Pac Man. Any other games I really don't play them. I will play me some Mrs Pac-Man. And yes, I can play Dominoes. I like playing Air Hockey, too. But as I was saying, I'm finished speaking now. You may have the floor. :-) And thanks for listening T!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Song: Just you & me. Just the two! :-) Just me & you. And really communication is very important. I believe that 2 ppl should love & care for each other like no other. It takes time & effort. You are a very loving person. You talk you know what ,too! This I know. LOL. I really think u are a wonderful guy. I think u are fun, exciting, thoughtful, kind, etc. Believe me, at this day & time in my life. I would not be wasting anymore of my time if I thought differently. I adore you! LOL. You're strong & bold! Yes, you are what I call bold! Yes, you have your moments. But for the most parts u are bold. :-) Thanks T! A man is to be praised. I believe so! :-) I would say I would like to see the king in you. But I already been seeing him! And all this time I just been admiring u from a distance. But after each time in 2012 I don't know how much more I can take. I'm just happy glad grateful, thankful, & all of the above that u are not married/taken! Now u know! I just like you. And that's all I know to tell u. And please don't compare me with anyone else. And I don't claim to know everything. Because I don't know everything. :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) The day, which is this morning! I'm looking for D'Andre to prepare me/us some breakfast. And what do u know, this child has not! If I really didn't want him to make it, then he would. But anyway! I have something to be very very excited about: they just reminded me that they have NO SCHOOL TOMORROW!!!! OR THE NEXT DAY!!!!! I went to singing!!! LOL!!!!!! :-) I love it!!!! Oh, let me tell u, these last 2 Sundays I been putting in my Good Deeds w/out the volume for the most parts. Until after service! :-) Like right about now! And u know what? I believe that Good Deeds is a really really good Sunday movie to watch, play, listen to, hear, air etc. You might wanna tell BET that. Or maybe they don't have it yet. I don't know. But I do know its a great Sunday movie. At least, I believe so! Hold up D'Andre down there about to prepare a sister some breakfast/bunch! Lol... :-) I like D'Andre's breakfast. He ain't been able to cook that long. Just about a year now. So, I let him!!!! LOL.... The stuff Tai does D'Andre don't & the stuff D'Andre does Tai don't; for the most parts. LOL.... Those my sons! I'm a mother! LOL :-) Alright, I'll be back! LoL............... :o !!!!!!! I told u I was Special. And what's so wonderful about it, is I KNOW IT!!!!! This what I came up w/ about 2 1/2 hrs ago. - Not only a good thing, but a fun & good thing! Cause FUN things in life should BE FREE! And he's not only a Good Man, he IS a Good & Strong Man! :-) :o !!!!! LOL!!!! That's for REAL!!! Song: "I can't take my eyes off of you" LOL... I'm looking at you even when ain't here, like u here. Cause you are here. Or am I there? Oh, I'm there! Anyway, we here & there! Lol.... :-) All at the same time. :o !!!! :-) Let me look at my movie. Ttyl TP (Total Package) lol! It's the truth! I'mma say like Bishop, "I ain't gonna dumby down myself for nobody!" LOL!!!! I just had to say that, T! :-)

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