People who walk away from you By T. D. Jakes

People who walk away from you By T. D. Jakes
People who walk away from you By T. D. Jakes

There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell you this! When people 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. I mean hang up the phone.

When people can walk away from you let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.

The bible said that, they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for
us. For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us. [1 John 2:19]

People leave you because they are not joined to you.And if they are not joined to you can’t make them stay.

Let them go.

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 so that you don’t keep trying to raise the dead.
You’ve got to know when it’s dead.

You’ve got to know when it’s over. Let me tell you something. I’ve got the gift of good-bye. It’s the tenth spiritual gift, I believe in good-bye. It’s not that I’m hateful, it’s that I’m faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have He’ll give it to me.And if it takes too much sweat I don’t need it. Stop begging people to stay.

Let them go!!

If you are holding on to something that doesn’t belong to you and was never intended for your life,

then you need to……


If you are holding on to past hurts and pains……


If someone can’t treat you right, love you back, and
see your worth…..


If someone has angered you.


If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge……


If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction……


If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or talents


If you! U have a bad attitude…….


If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better……


If you’re stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new level in Him……..


If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship…….


If you keep trying to help someone who won’t even try to help themselves……


If you’re feeling depressed and stressed……….


If there is a particular situation that you are so used to handling yourself and God is saying “take your hands off of it,”then you need to……


Let the past be the past. Forget the former things.GOD is doing a new thing for 2008!!!


Get Right or Get Left, think about it, and then.


“The Battle is the Lord’s!”

People who walk away from you

An email forward that will bless you

By T. D. Jakes

Perfect Day” by: Bishop T.D. Jakes

My beautiful daughter, Sarah

Escorting my beautiful daughter down the aisleOkay, okay, I will admit it-there might have been a moment or two that my windshields got a little foggy at my daughter’s wedding. It might have been the humidifier in the room but no, in reality I think those were really tears! It was unbelievable to me to see how she had turned into such a beautiful woman. The music was flawless but that is what one gets when you have Kelly Price, Anasia, and Micah Stampley. The mood was regal as Bishop Noel Jones brought an elegance and ambiance that is consistent with his erudite persona. But for my wife and I, it was all about the look in the bride and groom’s eye. I will never forget the feeling of escorting her down the aisle, trying with some futility to get her to slow down her pace. I wanted her to walk slowly-in part because I am still healing and needed a slower pace-but mostly because I wanted her to savor the moment. I whispered in her ear to slow down a little, as she seemed like she was ready to run a track sprint to get to the altar. As we got closer to the front I could see why-the groom had tears running down his face and I swear it seemed like she was all he could see in the room.

Me and Bishop Noel Jones, praying over the new couple

Robert awaiting his bride, with tears streaming down his cheeks

I don’t like to share too many personal things, as privacy is only valuable to those who have forfeited it, but before I bore you totally, here is one morsel just to justify my own salty tears. As most of you know, I have two daughters, Sarah and Cora. I have for years complained about their choices in boyfriends. I guess many parents relate to that. In love one week, out of love the next, and on and on it went. I have ranted, raged, preached, taught, moaned, groaned, and prayed in hopes that they would find-and keep-the right one. Finally, I told them that I would mute my noise maker when I saw them with a guy who looked at them the same way that I do. I said when he sees in you what I see in you then I will shut my mouth and relax. Well, when I walked her down the aisle and felt her trembling hand in mind, I looked up and there was her groom looking deeply into her eyes with tears unashamedly running down his cheeks and the same look of total enchantment that I have had since her mother birthed her! It was then that I almost lost it. I thought, “We do have something in common, we both love her and that is a good place to start!” So we were two wet-eyed dudes at the wedding, sniffing and snotty nosed. And it was a wonderful experience. It touched her mother and I in a profound way and hopefully they will weather well the vicissitudes of life!

Daddy/Daughter dance

Now I don’t know what the future holds for them. I am not sure that young people today have all that it takes to steer through the unpredictable storms facing their generation. I guess that is what our parents said about us too though, don’t you think? I do know that what caused my windows to fog, or more aptly my eyes to water, wasn’t Sarah’s dress (though it was beautiful …I picked it for her and brought it back from New York. Can you believe that she trusted me to reflect her taste and style that way?) And it wasn’t the star-studded crowd that attended the event, though that was a shocker to me as well. It wasn’t even the deep calm sense of the presence of God without which there is to me NO wedding at all. Aside from the daddy-daughter dance which I will treasure in my heart till I die, it was the look in the groom’s eye when he saw my daughter coming.

Serita, Sarah, and me – getting ready to walk down the aisle

Almost perfect for us was the surreal presence of well wishers from near and far. Preachers, business tycoons, political figures, and talk show host all came together. The eclectic guest list brought out both secular and sacred personalities, but they all came to join our many personal friends in wishing our children well. I knew my wife missed her mother being there. I knew that she remembered fondly her mother getting her ready for our wedding so many years before. Still my wife worked feverishly on Sarah’s gown, hair, make-up, eyebrows, perfume, and everything else imaginable. I too ached for my father’s reassurance and my mother’s practical wisdom, but I realized that those days are gone and these are quickly fleeting. I was so thankful for the people who I knew didn’t really have time to attend, but came anyway. The greatest presence was from one we couldn’t get a picture of, the Lord Himself, and with Him in attendance, then the wedding was a success!

I thought I would share a few moments in the wedding and the reception with you. I will show you these pictures if you will promise to pray for the newlyweds and their life and love together. By the way, if you want to see more Entertainment Tonight is featuring an exclusive review of the wedding this Tuesday (June 24th)-so check your local listings and set your TiVo’s! They have a lot more to show than I have shared here on this blog.

Me with long-time friend Tyler Perry

Okay, when I write again I promise not to sound like a bleeding heart father right off the pages of a Harlequin novel. But in this world with so few fathers who make it to this point I am glad I am still here in her life and next to her mother. It isn’t easy to raise your children in today’s times of MTV, BET, MySpace and every other space they get into. That doesn’t even touch the issues of the harsh light of notoriety, the public scrutiny, the critical and nonsensical people one contends with along the way, and the high expectations and insatiable demands of people who want your family to be more than they themselves could master. Now, I don’t know what the future holds for my daughter and her new husband, for me, for you, or for anyone else. But I do know I was as thankful as a thirsty puppy at a bowl of cool water to see that God had brought us to this point, and by His grace we will all somehow and someway grow forward!

People who walk away from you By T. D. Jakes

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