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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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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Tyler, :-) I know its early, & I know I took a nap today. But I'm already sleepy & I haven't even picked up Tai from work yet! So, tonight, just in case I'm sleep when you get in. Feel free to wake me up. Or just hold me/embrace me, pray over your girl, kiss me, tell me you love me. :-) I'll wake up then! Full of energy. LOL!!!! :-) At your voice, I'll get up. Not until then though. :o !!! LOL!!! OMG!!! Well, if I happen to wake up during the night. I'll reach out & touch you, too! You know we stuck like glue, right?! It's all good, I like it, too! Yes! Embrace, I love you, Baby! Good night. And say something to me when u get here. Cause I really cuddle with you, too! kiss

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  • Dorothy Williams Kankakee, IL

    My husband and I have seen most of the Tyler Perry movies, but have PURCHASED most of the plays. Mr Perry has an incredible eye for talent. I find myself tearing up and crying alot during the songs. Thank you. There also always is a message/moral to the story. THANK YOU-THANK YOU-THANK YOU. My only regret is that I wasn't AWAKENED to your works until now.....any plays in the future??? Would drive, take vacation days and get a hotel room to see one.

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Pursue...& you shall recover it ALL! :-)

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  • Nikki

    Tyler, I have to agree with you, you can't give up on things in life you have to continue to dig until you get your blessings!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Kisses for you

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Good Morning Love! :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    And not only that! I also, think its extremely important to have fun together. Enjoy one another. Each others presence & time. There have been times where I wanted to ask this question: "Why is it, we wait until someone we love is sick or hospitalized before we spend time with them? Meaning time that u drop all that u are doing & you deem it to be strictly important to do so!?" I just wonder about that kind of stuff from time to time. For one, that's when we hear most say pray, pray pray.... Cause so & so is sick, ill, fighting so & so, or its an emergency. When theory bible clearly says, "pray without ceasing" & "men ought to always pray & not faint!" Are those the times were we are the most fearful? I don't recall Jesus ever being fearful! I read & see & understand Jesus to be tough, different, outstanding, a wonder. Do we even know what Jesus did for 18yrs? From 12-30! Well, Love, I am pretty sleepy. Let's turn it in for tonight. I love you & good night. See you in the morning time. Kiss! Good night. Let's embrace. :-) ...LoL... :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    I longed for the times where my man & I could have devotions together. Grow together in the Word of God. See manifestation & revelations. Pray & Enjoy the Only One who could have sustained us to bring us together. That alone is a blessing. Marriage is very important to me as well. Lots of times ppl would say to me, "you know all this you should be the one with someone." LOL! That was easier said than done. And u know what I was saying in my head, "save the best for last!" LOL! Have u noticed most times, as ppl we like to be the first in everything? What about the ppl would got drunk off the wine at the beginning of the wedding? Then what about the ones who tasted the last of the wine. That miracle wine! That wine that Jesus turned from water into wine! That must have been some kinda wine! :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Review: God knows what's best for you. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, & forever. Dear God, I may not understand why everything is happening in my life right now but I just wanted to say, "I trust You & I Love You!" :-) Don't let any1 get in the way of your RELATIONSHIP w/ God. Instead of meditating on your troubles, Meditate on God's Promises (Yea & Amen!) And MOST of all, PRAY! ..forget about the ppl who will judge you because you're God's follower, because you're trying to glorify Him, or because you're a Christian. It's GOD that you should ALWAYS BE PLEASING, NOT ppl! Amen. :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Is this called: Pillow Talk or Bed Talk, Tyler? :-) LoL!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Coach Tyler! What would u like to talk about tonight before we go to bed?

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Tyler, also before I had my oldest son, Damion was in the Military. He & I once we got older tried to hook up. However, he turned right around & married a friend girl (at the time) of mines. Wow! That hurted! I couldn't believe it when they hooked up. Keep in mind, when they finally got married. I went to the wedding & sat there to witness that thing. Yes, it happen. :-) And then sometime passed & he & his family lived in H-Town. It was around this time of the year about 4yrs ago. His wife, our classmate from high school died from Cancer. He raises their 3 children. Why he's asking me my business at this time. I really don't know. I already answered him when he out the blue message & asked me. Faith! :o !!! :)

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