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T. D. Jakes Quotes

T. D. Jakes Quotes
Stop watering things that were never meant to grow in your life. Water what works, what's good, what's right. Stop playing around with those dead bones and stuff you can't fix, its over...leave it alone! You're coming into a season of greatness. If you water what's alive and divine, you will see harvest like you've never seen before. Stop wasting water on dead issues, dead relationships, dead people, a dead past. No matter how much you water concrete, you can't grow a garden.
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There are people who can walk away from you... let them walk. I don't want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you... Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left. And it doesn't mean that they are a bad person, it just means that their part in the story is over. And you've got to know when people's part in your story is over.
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If you think down, you will go down. If you think up, you will go up. You’ll always travel in the direction of your thinking.
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'If you think negatively, you will slip. If you think positively, you will ascend. You’ll invariably journey in the way of your contemplation.'
Surround yourself with people whose definition of you is not based on your history, but your destiny.
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'Surround yourself with individuals whose perception of you is not based on your past, but your future.'
Never make a permanent decision based on a temporary storm.. No matter how raging the billows are today, remind yourself: "This too shall pass!"
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No matter how fierce the tempest is today, remind yourself: "This too shall fade!"
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God is not preparing the Blessing for YOU, He is preparing YOU for the Blessing
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God is not setting up the Advantage for YOU, He is getting YOU ready for the Advantage.
When people walk away from you, let them go. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you, and it doesn't mean they are bad people. It just means that their part in your story is over.
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Allow those who depart from your life to move on. Your fate is never dependent upon anyone who chooses to leave you, and it does not indicate that they are evil individuals. It simply implies that their role in your narrative has concluded.
Come hell or high water you will never take me back to the place I was before. I have been through too much to let life whoop me again. My faith is stronger than it's ever been, my mind is more tenacious than it's ever been, my soul is more absolute.
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Quote Topics by T. D. Jakes: People Thinking Inspirational Giving Dream Believe Destiny Church Purpose Men Blessing Past Important Opportunity Worship Passion Jesus Mean Children Christian Ifs Divine Father Heart Decision Moving Empowering Spiritual Waiting Winning
When you begin to realize that your past does not necessarily dictate the outcome of your future, then you can release the hurt. It is impossible to inhale new air until you exhale the old.
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Once you understand that your prior experiences do not necessarily decide your fate, then you can let go of the suffering. You cannot draw in fresh energy until you expel the aged.
Not everyone will be happy when you begin to better yourself. Those who are for you will not just celebrate in your triumphs, but they will also pray with you through your tribulations.
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Not all will rejoice when you start to improve yourself. Those who support you will not just applaud your successes, but they will also intercede with you through your hardships.
Real value isn’t in what you own, drive, wear or live. The greater value is found in love and life, health and strength, friends and family!
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Authentic worth is not in what you possess, operate, sport or inhabit. The larger value lies in affection and existence, wellness and vigour, acquaintances and kin!
Sometimes what makes us insecure and vulnerable becomes the fuel we need to be overachievers. The antidote for a snakebite is made from the poison, and the thing that made you go backward is the same force that will push you forward.
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Your words will tell others what you think. Your actions will tell them what you believe.
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Your utterances will reveal your opinions. Your deeds will demonstrate your convictions.
As much as it pleases God to bless you, there will be moments when everything you try goes up in smoke. There will be moments when the one you counted on most walks away and leaves you groping through blinding tears and wailing questions of why. Plans and goals can be circumvented by the most disappointing of times, leaving you learning the art of patience and the acceptance of a denied request.
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If you dont like the way your life is going, redesign it. Redeem the years you lost. Restore your vision, revive your passion for living, and reclaim what was dormant inside of you. I cannot give you the dream but I can give you the tools to reach the dreams you have inside.
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God has invested entirely too much in you for you to be comfortable in anything less than you were created to be.
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God has bestowed an immense amount of potential upon you, and it would be a disservice to settle for anything less than what you were meant to be.
God is a businessman. He is not going to do business with someone who shows no sign of potential return. He invests in people who demonstrate an ability to handle what He has given them.
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God is an investor. He will not risk His resources on someone without any prospect of reward. He entrusts His blessings to those who prove they are capable of utilizing them effectively.
I have certain standards for myself so if something drops beneath that standard or if the opportunity doesn't fit who I am authentically at my core - I don't invest time where my brand isn't respected or where what I have to offer isn't appreciated.
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Don't allow your past or present condition to control you. It's just a process that you're going through to get you to the next level.
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Do not let your current circumstances dictate your future; rather, use them as a stepping stone to grow and reach greater heights.
Timing is so important! If you are going to be successful in dance, you must be able to respond to rhythm and timing. It's the same in the Spirit. People who don't understand God's timing can become spiritually spastic, trying to make the right things happen at the wrong time. They don't get His rhythm - and everyone can tell they are out of step. They birth things prematurely, threatening the very lives of their God-given dreams.
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If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.
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Discover your enthusiasm and let it take you to your destiny.
You don't even have to be the one praying, but if you get around somebody who really know how to pray-prayer will lift you when you've fallen, prayer will catch you when you've lost your grip, prayer will stop you from going overboard, prayer will bring you out!
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Nobody wants somebody who wants them for what they have or the position their in- you want somebody who wants you for you. In case it all goes crazy and it all turns to dust. I want somebody who loves me in the welfare line, eating gumbo, eating fish,black eyed peas and rice. I want somebody that loves me. God wants you to love him, not his cars, not his house, not his blessing- love him.
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You can't be who you are going to be and who you used to be at the same time.
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'You cannot exist in two different states concurrently.'
There are some fires you can't get out of- you've got to go through the fire - you've got to go through the flood - you've got to go through the test - you've got to go through the struggle that you might decrease and he might increase.
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I found out that the things that hurt us the most can become the fuel and the catalyst that propel us toward our destiny. It will either make you bitter or it will make you better.
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I discovered that the adversities we face can become the driving force and impetus behind our destiny. These hardships will either break you down or build you up.
A lot of can't deal with life because they lack the patience to become who they want to be.... Everything happens by process. If you don't go through the process to get it, you don't have the power to keep it.
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If you don’t find a way to love a flawed person, secretly you’re teaching yourself that you are not lovable because of your flaws.
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If you do not learn to accept a person's imperfections, unconsciously you are implying that you too are unworthy of love due to your own shortcomings.
Too many people want the appearance of winning rather than the practices and hard work that create a true champion.
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Many aspire for the trappings of success without putting in the effort required to be a real victor.
You don't know how much you've grown- until trouble comes back for an encore.
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'You won't realise how far you've progressed- until adversity revisits.'
God's not going to promote you because you have a dream, He's going to promote you because you've maximized where you are so now you're ready to go to the next level.
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Divine providence will not elevate you for having an aspiration, but rather for capitalizing on your current situation so that you are now primed to progress further.
Stress and worry is a residual of relying on yourself and being your own god, in control of everything. Worship allows us to rely on God's power to steer us through life.
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Anxiety and angst is a consequence of trusting oneself and assuming the role of one's own deity, governing all things. Revering permits us to depend on God's might to guide us through existence.
You’d be surprised at the things that look great on the outside but are dysfunctional on the inside. Be sure to function as good as you look
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You would be astonished at the appearances that may be visually appealing but internally inadequate. Make sure your performance matches your facade.
Face the giants in your life, slay them, and move on. Do not be daunted by the mistakes and failures in your life.
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Confront the obstacles in your life, vanquish them, and progress. Do not be discouraged by the missteps and disappointments in your life.
God's grace and mercy have brought you through. Quit acting as if you made it on your own.
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'The divine's benevolence and clemency have brought you to this point. Desist from pretending you accomplished it alone.'
You cannot change what you will not confront.
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You cannot alter what you will not face.
You cannot embrace your destiny if you do not let go of your history.
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You cannot realize your fate if you do not relinquish your past.
If you can disappoint yourself as much as you love yourself and you still manage to disappoint yourself then why are you shocked when other people that you love disappoint you.
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If you can be as hard on yourself as you are indulgent and still manage to let yourself down, why should it surprise you when those close to you disappoint?
Somebody is n the hospital begging God for the opportunity u have right now. Step into your moment.
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Someone in a medical facility is fervently imploring the divine for the chance that you possess right now. Seize your opportunity.
No matter where you are in life right now, know this: God put you on this earth to fulfill the promise He has predestined for your life.
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Realize that whatever stage of life you are in, God has predestined a destiny for you to accomplish.
We cannot embrace God's forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.
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We can't accept God's absolution if we are preoccupied with clinging to past traumas and nurturing old enmities.
God gives you the resources for success. But it is up to you to recognize them and use them to their fullest.
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God bestows you with the means for accomplishment. Nevertheless, it is your responsibility to recognize them and make the most of them.
You must realize that if you are going to reach the heights you have been called to reach, you may elicit some criticism from those who are jealous, petty or angry because they were left behind.
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You must understand that if you strive to reach the goals you have been appointed to achieve, you may provoke some criticism from those who are envious, insignificant or irate because they were left in the dust.
Being angry is human. Staying angry is foolish.
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Demonstrating rage is natural. Prolonging it is unwise.
Some of the best people with whom you can have a relationship are the people who challenge your thinking.
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'Some of the best people with whom you can have a rapport are those who provoke your intellect.'
As we forge deeper into this issue of forgiveness, we must be prepared to open up and discuss things that bother us before they escalate to a crisis level. We must examine our struggles with forgiveness in which there are not overt offenses or blatant betrayals. I'm convinced that seeds of resentment take root in the silent frustrations that never get discussed. Other people cannot read our minds--or our palms!--and that is why we have tongues to speak.
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I think the first step is to understand that forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator. Forgiveness liberates the victim. It's a gift you give yourself.
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I would say: 'Realizing that absolution of the wrongdoer is not necessary to forgive allows one to be liberated. It is a gift you can bestow upon yourself.'
God will give you anything as long as you understand that he is the primary and not the secondary.
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Divine providence will provide for all your needs as long as you recognize that He is primary and not subordinate.
There’s something you learn from helping other people with their dreams that prepares you for your own.
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You can acquire valuable knowledge by assisting others with their aspirations that equips you for your own.
There is a higher power, a higher influence, a God who rules and reigns and controls circumstances and situations that are beyond your area and realm of authority.
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There is a divine presence, a superior force, a deity who oversees and governs affairs that are beyond your jurisdiction and authority.