T. D. Jakes Quotes

Who the Heck is T. D. Jakes?

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.

Born June 09, 1957

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Best 47 Quotes by T. D. Jakes

“A lot of people can't deal with life because they lack the patience to become who they want to be.”

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“A setback is a setup for a comeback.”

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“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.”

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

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

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“Never make a permanent decision about a temporary storm. No matter how raging the billows are today, remind yourself: This too shall pass!”

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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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“Some young ladies are so starved for male approval that what should be a normal attraction to men is accelerated into an obsessive need for male affirmation. Tragically, these dear ladies allow themselves to be devoured in the arms of men who have neither regard not respect for them as people.”

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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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“Unforgiveness denies the victim the possibility of parole and leaves them stuck in the prison of what was, incarcerating them in their trauma and relinquishing the chance to escape beyond the pain.”

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“We are the people that we have been waiting for and no one else is coming.”

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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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“You cannot be a big person with a small heart.”

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

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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.”

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"64 Lessons for a Life Without Limits" Quotes

“If you can dream it, you can achieve it. The secret to recapturing dreams is to enjoy the pursuit of the dream, rather than to focus on the outcome.”

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64 Lessons for a Life Without Limits

"Destiny" Quotes

“Could it be that we allow the conditions in our lives to distract us from the meaning of our lives?”

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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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“Just because people love your gift doesn’t mean they love you. Most of them will never really know you. Most of them don’t care about you. They just want your gift. And it’s okay to share your gift. It’s a good thing to serve your gift to people or in places that may benefit from it.”

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“Someone you considered a friend will kick you to the curb because you stop hanging out so much with the fellas to be with your girlfriend. Prioritize your relationships and you will discover who your real friends are.”

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Destiny

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

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"Healing the Wounds of the Past" Quotes

“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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Healing the Wounds of the Past

“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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Healing the Wounds of the Past

"Instinct" Quotes

“He who wins the race cannot run with the pack. And once you get out you can’t come back, because caged lions don’t mate with free ones! If ever you are going to win, you must forsake the social construct of the cage and all the cage dwellers.”

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Instinct

“How you think about your opportunities determines how you will act on them.”

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Instinct

“Once you have confidence in your instincts, you must never allow other people’s refusal to believe, or their data to refute, what you instinctively know is true.”

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Instinct

“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.”

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“Unfortunately, many of us often spend our lives doing what we were trained to do. Some do what they were asked to do. And most of us do what others need us to do. And all the while, we wonder why the feeling of fulfillment eludes us.”

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Instinct

“When you’re living by instinct, then you will naturally enhance everything and everyone around you. In other words, success will come naturally! When both your intellect and instincts are aligned, then producing the fruits of your labors brings satisfaction beyond measure.”

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"Let it Go" Quotes

“Silence isn't golden and it surely doesn't mean consent, so start practicing the art of communication.”

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Let it Go

"Reposition Yourself" Quotes

“If you stick your head in the sand and ignore things that you have the power to change, you can’t blame anyone when they don’t turn out right!”

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Reposition Yourself

“Progress apart from purpose ends in arrogance.”

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Reposition Yourself

“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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Reposition Yourself

"The Lady, Her Lover, and Her Lord" Quotes

“The art of avoiding extremes is an art that is drawn on the canvas of maturity and painted with the abstract strokes of many experiences.”

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The Lady, Her Lover, and Her Lord