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Thomas Dexter, better known as T.D. Jakes, is a famous motivational speaker, author, and filmmaker.
T.D. Jakes was born in West Virginia in 1957. He was known in the community as the 'Bible Boy' due to his services to the church, and he later became a pastor in 1982.
He is the bishop of the Potter House, a massive non-denominational church in Dallas, USA. Jakes has written numerous books and produced a handful of motivational films. His speeches have garnered millions of views on YouTube, making him one of the Top 10 Religious Leaders in 2000.
The legendary T.D. Jakes quotes on fear will make you want to give up on your fears today.
“Its not over, until the Lord says its over.”
“Challenge your fears! Find your potential.”
"We must examine our struggles with forgiveness in which there are not overt offenses or blatant betrayals. I'm convinced that seeds of resentment take root in the silent frustrations that never get discussed."
“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.”
“Blame unto others only as you would first blame yourself.”
"Instincts under pressure crush the carbon of conformity and create diamonds. Each new season of life offers to train us for the next season if we pay attention and adapt."
“My mother would take the Band-Aid off, clean the wound, and say, 'Things that are covered don’t heal well.' Mother was right. Things that are covered do not heal well.”
“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.”
“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.”
“The critic is a prisoner to his own experiences and perspectives, erroneously believing his limited experiences are the sum of all truth.”
“Being angry is human. Staying angry is foolish.”
“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.”
The most inspirational T.D. Jakes quotes to nourish your day.
“A setback is a setup for a comeback.”
“Each day is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to Him.” - 'Maximize The Moment: God's Action Plan For Your Life'.
“Never make a permanent decision about a temporary situation.”
“Forgiveness is about empowering yourself, rather than empowering your past.”
“We are the people that we have been waiting for and no one else is coming.” - 'Inspirational Christian Library'.
“Whatever you give yourself to, it will give back to you.”
“Don’t mistake delays for destiny, you may be delayed but you have not been denied.”
“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.”
“You can’t be who you’re going to be and who you used to be at the same time.”
“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.”
"When you begin to realize that your past does not necessarily dictate the outcome of your future, then you can release the hurt."
"Arrogance always destroys opportunity."
“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!”
"To be unforgiving is like to drink poison and wait for someone else to die."
“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.”
"Hardship can humble you, but it cannot break you unless you let it. Your instinct for survival will see you through if you’re attuned to its frequency." - 'Instinct: The Power To Unleash Your Inborn Drive'.
“Stop expecting your job to fund your vision. Your vision is probably bigger than your paycheck.”
“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”
Read these T.D. Jakes quotes about work and learn to value your work ethic.
“Hardship can humble you, but it cannot break you unless you let it. Your instinct for survival will see you through if you are attuned to its frequency.”
“Surround yourself with people you want to be like.”
“We all set out to make a difference in the world, but the first step is to achieve the less lofty goal of changing your own world.”
“You can teach what you know, but you can only reproduce what you are.”
“You don’t need people to validate you as a gift, you were gifted before they met you.”
“I think it is important that we rebuild an atmosphere of forgiveness and civility in every aspect of our lives.”
“Silence isn't golden and it surely doesn't mean consent, so start practicing the art of communication.” - 'Let it Go, Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven'.
“When you are a giraffe and you receive criticism from turtles, they are reporting the view from the level they are on.”
“You face your greatest opposition when you’re closest to your biggest miracle.”
“The enemy doesn’t care how many days you live as long as you don’t live in the days you have.”
“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.”
“Excellence requires discomfort.”
"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."
“Too many people want the appearance of winning rather than the practices and hard work that create a true champion.”
“There may be challenges or crosses that may have delayed your goals temporarily, but now it's time to move forward.”
“We have a tendency to want the other person to be a finished product while we give ourselves the grace to evolve.”
“How you think about your opportunities determines how you will act on them.”
"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."
“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.”
“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.”
“When you live your own dream, you don’t have time to be a hater.”
The most intriguing motivational T.D. Jakes quotes compiled from various sources over the years:
“If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.”
“Don’t lose your dignity and self-respect trying to make people love and appreciate you when they just aren’t capable.”
“If you succeed at loving imperfect people, then it becomes plausible that somebody could love imperfect you.”
“Some people are so poor, the only thing they got is money.”
“Forgiveness liberates the victim. It’s a gift you give yourself.”
“There is something down inside of you that knows there is more and it’s roaring to get out.”
“A woman who walks on purpose doesn’t have to chase people or opportunities. Her light cause people and opportunities to pursue her.”
“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.”
“You cannot be a Big person with a Small heart”
“Isn’t it funny how something that will later be a blessing can be a curse if you get it too soon?”
“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 can’t keep your dreams a secret."
“The most dangerous thing in the world is to have no purpose.”
“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.”
“There is nothing I'm any more passionate about than empowering the next generation.”
“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.” - 'Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits'.
“Progress apart from purpose ends in arrogance.” - 'Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits'.
"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice."
"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."
"Faith is the substance of whatever it is that we hope for."
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