T. D. Jakes quotes

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Bishop Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr is a pastor and motivational speaker in the 'Praise the Lord' gospel tradition if you know what I'm saying.

T. D. Jakes quotes

“A setback is a setup for a comeback.”

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“Blame unto others only as you would first blame yourself.”

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“Destiny is not for comfort seekers. Destiny is for the daring and determined who are willing to endure some discomfort, delay gratification, and go where destiny leads.”

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“Destiny will always make someone angry, but better that person be angry with you than for you to be angry with you. I guarantee you will end up an angry person the day you awaken spiritually and realize that you’ve adhered to everyone’s priorities except your own.”

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“Hardship can humble you, but it cannot break you unless you let it.”

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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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“If you don’t invest in you, you’ll soon find that no one else will, either.”

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“Much like the removal of moles and skin lesions is done to prevent them from growing into more serious skin abnormalities, removing minor discord before it becomes a calamity is an important use of our time. Most people don’t like to make waves and they swallow frustration and bury true feelings, not wanting to compromise temporary tranquility, never realizing that massive turmoil doesn’t start out massive—it grows beneath the skin like a cancer that could have been avoided with early detection.”

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“My mother would take the Band-Aid off, clean the wound, and say, “Things that are covered don’t heal well.”

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“Never make a permanent decision about a temporary situation.”

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“Run after your destiny!”

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“Share your dream with people who want you to succeed.”

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“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, it's 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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“Think about it this way: if you are too predictable in any area of your life, you may be paving the way to your own extinction!”

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“To be unforgiving is like to drink poison and wait for someone else to die.”

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“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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“When you don’t become fixated on winning the prize or appearing successful, and instead pursue your passions, then you will discover the fulfillment that comes from living by instinct.”

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“When you hold on to your history you do it at the expense of your destiny.”

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“When you live your own dream, you don’t have time to be a hater.”

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“You cannot go through the Door of Destiny without passing through the Hall of Haters.”

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