People don’t believe me when I say I the well-known “Tyler Perry” always send me a letter when I need one. He has his critics but I honestly believe that there is something that my spirit connects with when it comes to him. I have had some low points in my life only to get an encouraging letter from him. I know that , I know that …God uses him.
Despite all his haters and critics. Tyler Perry has a prophetic voice that many might want to ignore.
But I value the “God in him”. It’s not magic.,.. there are people you connect with whether there is no deep personal relationship but spiritually you are twin spirits. No matter if you are on the other side of the earth the person touches you.
His “wisdom” is God-given and it is insightful. He isn’t a who people want him to be but he is who God call him to be to me
My prayers have been as I season in God is to connect me “only” with the people I need to be connected with and disconnect me and prune me from others who won’t be productive for my growth. Even if it is an “enemy” I know that it is the fertilize of life that catapults me into a purpose.
Sometimes people “think” that they are divinely connected to you and they aren’t. I am very carefully of what I embrace as being apart of God and the people I embrace. I humble myself before God… because I know who makes this possible. God isn’t secondary in my life….He is first…
Often times when I am falling short… I know what I need to do. I get before God. I respect Tyler Perry because God will drop something in his spirit to write and it has “always” encouraged me and it gives me this second wind!
Oddly, I knew that the “Holy Spirit” was dealing with me about self and self worth. To make this long story …short.
Tyler Perry sent a letter explaining about his grandmother, poverty and her quilts in which he didn’t understand the value in what his grandmother stitched together with her hands. He went through the changes in his life being poor, being evicted and he shared how he lost this grandmother’s quilt moving from place to place.
It was another level in his life he valued her craft and what it stood for. Although her presence brought him great peace and joy …the value of who she was came so much later. He went somewhere and I saw a quilt like what his grandmother had given him. He wanted pay lots of money. Only to be “stopped” and told … that her history wasn’t for sale. And now the quilts that had been passed down since slavery are now worth millions! The patches and thread that represented his history. It had taken maturity and some life experiences to realize his didn’t value what he had and can’t get it back . Now he warns others….Know your worth!
My point is…When “treasures” are misplaced and misunderstood even being passed down as worthless. It will take a “special” someone or something that will value your quilt and or history. That person will have the “right eyes”, embrace and wont sell your out! I know this word isn’t for everyone but the “selective” few!
I thank God for what my “mother” left me with…Her act of being courageous and telling me and showing me character and how to be a lady at all times and knowing when to be a woman.
Some ask why every year I pitch a Tyler Perry story…No, I am not trying to get any attention, or trying get him to sponsor anything. I sincerely have a great love for Tyler Perry. He has been instrumental to me and many ways so I do value the part of him that does things that others may not know about.
Because often times we overlook how valuable people are… who “God” has placed in our lives big or small. Some grab all the attentions for themselves. Which “frankly” I don’t live for the applauds of others because that is one of the tricks of being popular. My value , my history, my self worth is more than being in the “limelight”. What I possess isn’t for sale! And it’s in the stand “persecution” is much stronger!
My mom taught me early to be thankful and to be grateful. Respect people who needs to be respected. Keep people in their proper place. I honor people who are and was instrumental of being a “thread ” or a patch of history or encouragement. It was Tyler’s Perry’s letters that often were apart of my quilt. I know what the” quilt “symbolizes in my life. The quilt to me represented that thing that kept me warm when life was cold.
I am one who has made a lot of mistakes, There is no need to cover them up with lies but I use them as stepping stones to get that push forward. That is why I such great disdain for a fake or phony. It has been the reflection of my failures that move to me to greater faith. Transparency has always been a part of my ministry. My “testimony” is so unbelievable.. but I share it even in the midst of my haters and critics. To say, it’s never what man has done… it was God allows me to be and what to say! This is what “my being” means.
I tell “God” to open my eyes…and let me value every moment he has given me and to create in me a Psalm 51 heart!