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30 inspirational TD Jakes quotes – How to become successful in life

30 empowering quotes Bishop TD Jakes quotes on faith, leadership and character building.

T.D Jakes is pastor of a nondenominational megachurch, The Potter’s House. He is also a successful entrepreneur with businesses ranging from publishing and filmmaking that positively affect the lives of millions.

30 Bishop TD Jakes quotes 

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

2. “The world is our University and everyone you encounter is your teacher. When you wake up each day, make sure you go to school.”

3. “Wherever you put your focus in – that’s where you’ll be successful.”

4. “If you think down, you will go down. If you think up, you will go up. You’ll always travel in the direction of your thinking.”

5. “I don’t care what you’re going through, I don’t care what you’re facing, until you change your mind about it, you can’t change anything else.”

6. “Surround yourself with people whose definition of you is not based on your history, but your destiny.”

7. “Anything that we do for years that doesn’t match the inner imprint of our gifting will eventually become monotonous and routine, ritualistic and frustrating.”

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8. “Resist your fear; fear will never lead you to a positive end. Go for your faith and what you believe.”

9. “You cannot be a big person with a Small heart.” 

10. “Every obstacle contains an opportunity. It may not be the door way to success you were looking for – it may be a second-story window left open just a crack.”

11. “When the goal in front of you, becomes more powerful than the obstacle behind you, you will always win.”

12. “God is not preparing the Blessing for YOU, He is preparing YOU for the Blessing.”

13. “The story you tell yourself is often a shelter that shades you from the truth of what it takes to change.”

14. “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.”

15. “Forgiveness is about empowering yourself, rather than empowering your past.”

16. “Step out of what you’re going through so you can get to where you’re going to!”

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17. “Just because you tried it and it didn’t work initially, does not mean that it will not work. It may take time to build it up to where you want it to be. Don’t give up.”

18. “Be resilient enough to take the risks of receiving the love of someone who hurt you.”

19. “Most people fail because they lack being resilient. If the favor does not come quickly, they leave the situation. Keep in mind that the best timing of all things is in God’s timing. He’s ALWAYS on time.”

20. “The comfort zone is the land of the status quo.”

21. “There is life after the most horrendous circumstances. Be strong. Stay strong.”

22. “Your words will tell others what you think. Your actions will tell them what you believe.”

23. “Your life is a reflection of what you think and what you value.”

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

25. “ You cannot “fit in” and stand out at the same time!”

26. “There are people who can walk away from you… let them walk. I don’t want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you… Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.”

27. “We instinctively know how to lead if we allow ourselves. …When instincts are ignored, leaders become followers, and followers become unemployed.”

28. “Many times we get so wrapped up in achieving our goals that we miss the opportunity to stop and be thankful for the things we have achieved.”

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

30. “There is nothing I’m any more passionate about than empowering the next generation.”

31. “Face the giants in your life, slay them, and move on. Do not be daunted by the mistakes and failures in your life.”



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