129 Insightful Quotes By T.D Jakes That Will Ignite Your Heart And Soul
Priest, Author, Writer
Founder / Co Founder:
Potter's House Christian Fellowship
Thomas Dexter Jakes, Sr. is a distinguished American filmmaker, pastor and author. He is the bishop of nondenominational American mega church called ‘The Potter’s House’. ‘The Potter’s Touch’ which airs on ‘The Word Network’, ‘Lightsource.com’, ‘Black Entertainment Television’ and ‘Trinity Broadcasting Network’ podcast Jakes evangelistic sermons and church services. The American Preacher offers advice on almost everything that ranges from career advancement to recapturing your ambitions. Jakes other aspects of ministry include, ‘Women Thou Art Loosed’ which is an annual women’s conference, ‘International Pastor’s And Leadership Conference’ which is held annually and ‘MegaFest’ and gospel music recordings. He was also the host of a nationally syndicated talk show ‘T.D Jakes Show’ which was distributed by NBC and produced by ‘Tegna Media’. However, this show was cancelled in March 2017. Let us browse through the thoughts, views and opinions of one of the most influential voices in America. Go through the quotes and sayings by T.D Jakes which has been curated from his writings, lyrics, songs, music, sermons, books, works, life and conferences.
Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself I wasn't trying to be rich or famous; I was trying to figure out what is this thing in me that won't let me sleep that makes me restless and makes me keep pushing. I was trying to discover who I was. May the passion to be all that God wants you to be sweep across your soul like a gentle breeze. Arrogance always destroys opportunity When people can walk away from you: Let them walk. The low-grade plagiarism of popularity will never lead you to true contentment. I'm not walking by sight- I'm, walking by faith Eagles fly where lesser birds cannot fly, so eagles can do what lesser birds cannot do. You don't have to be in church service to worship, you can be in your own home. You enhance your spirituality, through the instrument of worship, when you really connect with the invisible, almighty God. No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn't in submission to God! Life's a university that'll teach you lessons, regardless of your desire to pass the “class” or not, there is always something else to learn When you were built to be tall, you will endanger your position if you lower your perspective Never make a permanent decision about a temporary situation. The right thing at the wrong time will lead to failure. A setback is a setup for a comeback Know when your space is too small for you...and you have to birthed to the next level! A whole woman will always attract a whole man. And when they touch, they will fuse to create a whole marriage. Ultimately, when the time is right, they will produce whole children. Excellence requires discomfort. When you can't do nothing but pray-you've done a whole lot. There may be challenges or crosses that may have delayed your goals temporarily, but now it’s time to move forward. What woman would not appreciate a God who becomes her attorney, assumes her case, requires no fee, and wins her the victory? Surround yourself with those who won’t compete but will revel in your success and see your ascent as a reflection of their own possibilities. If you have achieved any level of success, then pour it into someone else. Success is not success without a successor. The enemy doesn't care how many days you live as long as you don't live in the days you have. 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. Big ideas come from forward thinking people who challenge the norm, think outside the box, and invent the world they see inside rather than submitting to the limitations of current dilemmas There’s something you learn from helping other people with their dreams that prepares you for your own. The critic is a prisoner to his own experiences and perspectives, erroneously believing his limited experiences are the sum of all truth There is no room for God in a mind that's full of self. When God blesses you, don't let no devil in hell move you out of your place of blessing! Don't come into the presence of God to impress Him with something He gave you! Isn't it funny how something that will later be a blessing can be a curse if you get it too soon. 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. It is important to remember that for every person, there will be a problem. Even more importantly, for every problem, our God has a prescription! God's grace and mercy have brought you through. Quit acting as if you made it on your own. 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. Some of the best people with whom you can have a relationship are the people who challenge your thinking. If you have the FAITH to believe it, you have the POWER to conceive it! 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. 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 You cannot change what you will not confront. Being angry is human. Staying angry is foolish. 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. I believe it is our attitude that determines our altitude. It is our attitude that allows us to soar above those things that would otherwise overcome us. God will give you anything as long as you understand that he is the primary and not the secondary. 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. You cannot embrace your destiny if you do not let go of your history. The most dangerous thing in the world is to have no purpose. We have a tendency to want the other person to be a finished product while we give ourselves the grace to evolve. 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. You have to knock on doors. You can't keep your dreams a secret. You have to put them out there on display and people can say whatever they want but keep on pointing your actions towards your dreams. Face the giants in your life, slay them, and move on. Do not be daunted by the mistakes and failures in your life. God gives you the resources for success. But it is up to you to recognize them and use them to their fullest. You don't know how much you've grown- until trouble comes back for an encore. If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose. 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. 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. God has invested entirely too much in you for you to be comfortable in anything less than you were created 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. Somebody is n the hospital begging God for the opportunity u have right now. Step into your moment. Too many people want the appearance of winning rather than the practices and hard work that create a true champion. You can't be who you are going to be and who you used to be at the same time. 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! 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. 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. 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. Your words will tell others what you think. Your actions will tell them what you believe. 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. God is not preparing the Blessing for YOU, He is preparing YOU for the Blessing 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. Surround yourself with people whose definition of you is not based on your history, but your destiny. I raised five children. They all have different personalities. All of them have different issues, different levels of success. That was a learning experience for me. My first church had seven members in it, and I have to remember, the rent was $225 a month and I worked for Union Carbide and took the check I made from work to pay for the rent to keep the church open. I was raised in the Baptist church... but I didn't really have a real committed experience with Christ until my father died. I think that my preaching style and many of my ideas and ideals about faith are based in both Pentecostal and Baptist background. I actually grew up playing the piano in the church and was deeply involved in music ministry. My father was a Methodist and my mother was a Baptist. And another thing is that I think as a church whenever we become politically driven, we alienate at least 50 percent of the people that God called us to reach with our political orientations. One of the things about my ministry is that I have never branded myself as being above the people or superior to people. When you make a decision to forgive it's a decision that you have to make intellectually. When my father died, I had a real experience with Christ, a real conversion with Christ and I had it in a Oneness church. We develop our propensity to forgive or not to forgive by what we see illustrated at the early ages of our development. Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible. As a Christian, Christ died so that we will have eternal life in Him in Heaven. What it looks like doesn't matter, what it smells like doesn't matter, as long as Christ is there it will be Heaven to me. I think it is important that we rebuild an atmosphere of forgiveness and civility in every aspect of our lives. I don't dislike anybody. I love everybody. Children are not unforgiving. You can punish them and they will hug you in a few minutes. I'm for people bettering themselves, no matter who they are and where they are, doing all they can to be all they can be. I'm not particularly political. I'm not particularly denominational. I'm not worried about any of that. I think most people who get into their 50s reassess what made sense and what didn't make sense. There are no college courses to build up self-esteem or high school or elementary school. If you don't get those values at a early age, nurtured in your home, you don't get them. There is nothing I'm any more passionate than empowering the next generation. I think the amazing thing about gospel music is that not only does it lift up the death and resurrection of our Lord, which is consistent with the Gospel, but it is uniquely communicated depending upon the generation. Forgiveness is about empowering yourself, rather than empowering your past. 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. If you learn how to forgive others for not being strong, then people can learn how to forgive you for your own issues. I want to congratulate all the men out there who are working diligently to be good fathers whether they are stepfathers, or biological fathers or just spiritual fathers.
The first time I walked on a stage I knew that was what I was created to do. I knew that there was a calling and a sense of purpose in my life that gave me fulfillment and a sense of destiny.
But I think my mistakes became the chemistry for my miracles. I think that my tests became my testimonies.
I don't think that you can let the storms of life overwhelm you. When you do that, you are no better than the craziness that caused you to be under attack.
It is your passion that empowers you to be able to do that thing you were created to do.
I chose to present myself as one who comes from among the people, and I can be touched by their pain because I have my own.
We cannot embrace God's forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges. Resist your fear; fear will never lead to you a positive end. Go for your faith and what you believe.