Last Updated on April 29, 2020
T. D. Jakes is a pastor and the bishop of The Potter’s House. When I’m looking for uplifting and positive quotes, I will often turn to T.D. Jakes and his videos on YouTube or his posts on his Twitter account. He has a knack for saying things in a way that nobody else can, and the energy behind what he says always feels powerful and positive. Some people say he and his wife are too theatrical when they talk, but I think their behavior keeps you focused on what they are saying, as well as engaged in the energy of what they are saying. And, I’ve noticed that when people feel powerful feelings and talk passionately about those feelings, they often seem theatrical. If you aren’t following T.D. Jakes, the following are some recent quotes from him that may inspire you to check him out.
5 T.D. Jakes Quotes That Are Valuable For Everyone’s Well-Being
You don’t have to believe in everything that T.D. Jakes believes in to benefit from what he says. I think his words can impact everyone in a positive way.
1. Use These Times To Lift You Up
In spite of the turbulence of our times, we can still use it to become the wind beneath our wings.
These are different times, that’s for sure.
Powerful and influential people are using social media and their words in a way we’ve never seen before.
More and more people are trying to induce fear in us by killing and hurting other people.
But, we are also experiencing some really good things.
More people are turning to their spiritual side to help them be stronger, more confident, and happier.
More people are opening up about issues that have not been discussed with such authority and passion before.
Things are changing. People are changing. We are realizing that it’s time to change for the benefit of us and the world around us.
You don’t need to be thrown into a pit of despair by all the bad things happening. While you may not be able to ignore it or pretend it isn’t happening, you can use it to reaffirm why it’s so important to do good things, spread a positive message, feel good about yourself, and live in a kind manner. And all those things make you a better person more capable of success and happiness.
2. There Is Only One Thing That Can Stop You – Yourself
If you see it as an issue, it would be a stop sign.
I’ve been delving into T.D. Jakes’s social media accounts and his website quite a bit lately, so I’m not sure where I heard this, but the other day I was listening to him talk about fear and how it has never stopped anyone from doing something unless they let it.
In other words, if you let the fear grow too big and important, then you will see it as an issue and you will stop making progress.
Think of that the next time you are faced with fear or an issue that is scaring you. Try not to see it as something to be scared of but something to overcome.
That’s just classic personal development advice right there. I’ve heard it from every single life coach and successful person I’ve listened to.
Obstacles and tribulations are there to help you grow and become more successful. They are not something to be feared.
3. Put A Lot Of Value On Your Relationships
Relationships are your greatest resource.
This T.D. Jakes quote comes from a talk he was doing about how a man he knows received help from other people to accomplish something that he wanted to do, and without that help, he would not be able to accomplish as much.
He mentioned that everything you get is going to come from someone else in some way.
And he stressed the importance of being careful of how you treat people because you never know who you are going to need help from in the future. It could be a friend, family member, or someone you don’t even like that you need to turn to or who shows up in a way that you need them most.
Keep this in mind as you go about your day and deal with people you don’t really want to deal with.
But, most importantly, keep this in mind as you deal with your loved ones, coworkers, and people you see daily. Put in the effort to treat them well. Be someone they can depend on. If you do that, it’s almost guaranteed they will be someone who will help you out when you need help.
4. You Haven’t Risen To Your Potential Yet
There is greater in you than what you have manifested to this point.
Along with the above quote, T.D. Jakes said, “If you don’t know that you will never succeed in anything.”
Isn’t that the truth?
If you think you have become all you can be, then you will never put in the effort to become someone else.
You will do the same things, think the same things, and live the same life that you are living now.
Success and all those little things that you really want in your life come from growth, which comes from a mindset that you can do better and be better.
This quote should help you get motivated to do things that you may not otherwise do.
5. Where Can You Seek Support And Guidance?
When all hell is breaking loose, open your mouth. When the enemy comes in like a flood, open your mouth. When you wake up in a cold sweat, open your mouth.
T.D. Jakes is talking about prayer. I’ve never listened to a full sermon from him before, until the other day, and this is one of the quotes I wrote down from that sermon.
Since I wrote an article on prayer’s benefits, it has been an important part of my life.
Prayer helps me step out of all those negative feelings and look for answers, express myself, and feel heard and supported.
Use T.D. Jakes’s advice and open your mouth the next time turmoil comes into your life rather than falling down the rabbit hole that many people fall down.
You Can Watch T.D. Jakes Live
While I often look for T.D. Jakes quotes, I have never watched a full sermon by him, until the other day. I’ve decided to watch him every week. He moved me that much and it’s just something I need to have in my life right now on a consistent basis.
If you find his words uplifting too, you can watch his sermon online both live and in a rebroadcast.
Remember, you don’t need to believe in everything he believes in to benefit from his words and entire message. I was in awe at how well he tied together his lesson over such an extended period of time, and I came away with so many good thoughts and tools to help me be more than who I was when I first started listening to him.