women's black and pink monokini

Don't get stuck on small. Don't stop dreaming, reaching and enhancing what you have.

--T.D. Jakes
blue and black abstract painting

Success is not success without a successor.

--T.D. Jakes
smiling woman

If you have achieved any level of success, then pour it into someone else. Success is not success without a successor.

--T.D. Jakes
women's black and pink monokini

Sometimes we're so busy trying to get things and at the end of the day, all we need is love.

--T.D. Jakes

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Never make a permanent decision about a temporary situation.

--T.D. Jakes





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I'm not walking by sight- I'm, walking by faith.

--T.D. Jakes
landscape photography of green tree

You will never understand pleasure without pain.

--T.D. Jakes

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I think being a good Christian father, your responsibility varies with the age and the stage that your children are at.

--T.D. Jakes

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No matter how much talent you have in your mind and spirit, if your body is not able to function, you are not able to fulfill your destiny.

--T.D. Jakes

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It's the gymnasium of life where you get the workout, the resistance, and you find out things about yourself that you didn't know.

--T.D. Jakes

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Ya'll don't hear what I'm preaching. I'm preaching so good I'm about to 'Amen' myself! Oh!...Oh God! I'm preaching good! Hallelujah!

--T.D. Jakes
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When you leave the familiar and enter the unknown, your fear becomes refined by experience and hammered into tools of survival on the anvil of anxiety.

--T.D. Jakes


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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.

--T.D. Jakes
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My church is fifty percent millennials. There's a connectivity between millennials and I.

--T.D. Jakes


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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.

--T.D. Jakes
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When my father died, I had a real experience with Christ, a real conversion with Christ and I had it in a Oneness church.

--T.D. Jakes
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I think that my preaching style and many of my ideas and ideals about faith are based in both Pentecostal and Baptist background.

--T.D. Jakes

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Know when your space is too small for you...and you have to birthed to the next level!

--T.D. Jakes



leafless tree

Worship strengthens you. It gives you a sense of God's presence and ultimately His protection and provision.

--T.D. Jakes
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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.

--T.D. Jakes

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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!

--T.D. Jakes

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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.

--T.D. Jakes


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What you can do is embrace what you have right now and to allow it to fill the vacancies of what you didn't get yesterday.

--T.D. Jakes


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The right thing at the wrong time will lead to failure.

--T.D. Jakes

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Somebody is n the hospital begging God for the opportunity u have right now. Step into your moment.

--T.D. Jakes
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You can't have healing without sickness.

--T.D. Jakes

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When You Hold Onto Your History, You Do It At The Expense Of Your Destiny.

--T.D. Jakes
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Surround yourself with people whose definition of you is not based on your history, but your destiny.

--T.D. Jakes

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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.

--T.D. Jakes
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Worship, from the Latin word meaning worth-ship, is where we express God's worth to us in our lives.

--T.D. Jakes
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I think that the church has to develop its own agenda, and not allow itself to be consumed by either party to the chagrin of the people that we seek to serve.

--T.D. Jakes
orange flowers

Face the giants in your life, slay them, and move on. Do not be daunted by the mistakes and failures in your life.

--T.D. Jakes
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I grew up in hospitals. My father was sick. So I grew up in hospitals from the age of 10. Got to see a lot of suffering.

--T.D. Jakes


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You cannot have victory without conflict.

--T.D. Jakes
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The most dangerous thing in the world is to have no purpose.

--T.D. Jakes
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Faith becomes a bridge between where I am and where I want to go- it is a substance.

--T.D. Jakes
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A setback is a setup for a comeback.

--T.D. Jakes
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Eagles fly where lesser birds cannot fly, so eagles can do what lesser birds cannot do.

--T.D. Jakes

person with black tattoo on left hand

Faith must always pass the test of discouragement.

--T.D. Jakes


blue sky with stars during night time

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.

--T.D. Jakes

time lapse photography body of water

If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.

--T.D. Jakes
long exposure photography of lights

Others can inspire you, but ultimately the only thing that empowers you is what lies within you and learning how to better utilize what you've been given.

--T.D. Jakes
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You cannot embrace your destiny if you do not let go of your history.

--T.D. Jakes


close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand

Your words will tell others what you think. Your actions will tell them what you believe.

--T.D. Jakes
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There is no room for God in a mind that's full of self.

--T.D. Jakes


silhouette of stones during golden hour

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.

--T.D. Jakes
purple-petaled flower on selective focus photography

Too many people want the appearance of winning rather than the practices and hard work that create a true champion.

--T.D. Jakes
silver bell alarm clock

It is your passion that empowers you to be able to do that thing you were created to do.

--T.D. Jakes

shallow focus photography of orange flower

We cannot embrace God's forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.

--T.D. Jakes
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I was raised in the Baptist church... but I didn't really have a real committed experience with Christ until my father died.

--T.D. Jakes
Arizona landscape

I think most people who get into their 50s reassess what made sense and what didn't make sense.

--T.D. Jakes
sunflower field during daytime

There is nothing I'm any more passionate than empowering the next generation.

--T.D. Jakes
black wooden door near green plant

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.

--T.D. Jakes
brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime

Forgiveness is about empowering yourself, rather than empowering your past.

--T.D. Jakes
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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.

--T.D. Jakes




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When you make a decision to forgive it's a decision that you have to make intellectually.

--T.D. Jakes

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