47 Best T. D. Jakes Quotes and Inspirational Words of Wisdom

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About T. D. Jakes

Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. known as T. D. Jakes, is an American bishop, author, and filmmaker. He is the bishop of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational American megachurch. [ 1]

Bishop T.D. Jakes, one of the world’s most revered masterminds, leverages his pioneering vision and instinct to serve others in areas extending beyond the church. In order to help lead people to their destiny, you have to meet people where they are in life. It is with this earnest approach that Bishop Jakes has been able to reach millions of people from all socioeconomic backgrounds, races, nationalities, and creeds. Digital media, film, and television, among others, have been instrumental in helping Bishop Jakes meet the disparate needs of countless individuals. [ 2]

Bishop T.D. Jakes, Sr., was born on June 9, 1957, in South Charleston, West Virginia, to businessman and entrepreneur Ernest, Sr. and educator Odith. The youngest of three children, Jakes was known in his community as “the Bible boy.” When Jake was ten years old, his father developed kidney failure. Jakes and his mother cared for him until his death in 1973. Jakes preached his first sermon in 1976 and was officially ordained in 1979.

He met his wife Serita Ann Jamison while guest preaching at her neighborhood church. In 1981, the two were married. In 1980, at the age of 23, Jakes established the Temple of Faith Church in Montgomery, West Virginia, a storefront church. [ 3]

T. D. Jakes Quotes and Sayings

We’ve put together this collection of the best Inspirational T. D. Jakes quotes and sayings:

No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn’t in submission to God!

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Challenge your fears! Find your potential.

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Each day is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to Him.

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Don’t lose your dignity and self-respect trying to make people love and appreciate you, when they just aren’t capable.

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a setback is a setup for a comeback.

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If you succeed at loving imperfect people, then it becomes plausible that somebody could love imperfect you.

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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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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.

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When God has a plan for your life, I don’t care how much you murmur and complain and kick and fuss and scream and yell. When you know that God has a plan for your life, He got you tied up… I serve a God who will tie you up when you’re acting crazy, tie you up, while you’re trying to do your own thing, tie you up while your temper is raging, tie you up, when your ambition is out of control. Sometimes, God will tie you up til the time is right. Nothing will work, your money won’t work, your career won’t work, the boyfriend will leave, the house will sell, cause when God has you tied up, He’s not gonna let you get away. He’ll say, Be still and see the salvation of the Lord.

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Whatever you give yourself to, it will give back to you.

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T. D. Jakes Quotes and Sayings #11:

Never make a permanent decision about a temporary situation.

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You can teach what you know, but you can only reproduce what you are.

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As we forge deeper into this issue of forgiveness, we must be prepared to open up and discuss things that bother us before they escalate to a crisis level. 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. Other people cannot read our minds–or our palms!–and that is why we have tongues to speak.

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it is important that we rebuild an atmosphere of forgiveness and civility in every aspect of our lives.

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

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Sometimes what makes us insecure and vulnerable becomes the fuel we need to be overachievers.

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

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There is something down inside of you that knows there is more and it’s roaring to get out.

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God has invested entirely too much in you for you to be comfortable in anything less than you were created to be.

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When you are a giraffe and you receive criticism from turtles, they are reporting the view from the level they are on.

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T. D. Jakes Quotes and Sayings #21:

Blame unto others only as you would first blame yourself.

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You can’t be who you’re going to be and who you used to be at the same time.

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I may be, tied up, but at least, I am HIS. I may be hurting, But I am HIS, I may be reluctant, but I am HIS, I may be lonely, but I am HIS, I may be frustrated, but I am HIS, That’s why I am praising Him, because I’m glad He tied me up. He stopped me from doing the things I would have done, that would’ve messed up myself. When I look at how my friends got loosed, I thank Him for tying me up. When I look at how the neighborhood boys are locked up in jail, I thank Him for tying me up. I am not happy about it then, but I’m glad about it now. When I think about the person I almost married, When I think about the job I almost got, When I think about the people who wouldn’t let me join their clique, When I think about the people who stops talking to me, I thank Him for tying me up. I thank Him for the rope that got me tied up.

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You face your greatest opposition when you’re closet to your biggest miracle.

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To those of us who often procrastinate on the decision we feel intimidated by lack of education or any area of weakness. I relieve you with this statement: It is not how much you know that arms you with the tools of great decision making, but rather how much you ask. Ask questions.

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Stop expecting your job to fund your vision. Your vision is probably bigger than your paycheck.

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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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Too many people want the appearance of winning rather than the practice and hard work that creates a true champion.

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You cannot be a Big person with a Small heart

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You were afflicted so that you can help deliver other people from what you escaped from.

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T. D. Jakes Quotes and Sayings #31:

To be unforgiving is like to drink poison and wait for someone else to die!

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Being angry is human. Staying angry is foolish.

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What woman would not appreciate a God who becomes her attorney, assumes her case, requires no fee, and wins her the victory?

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Don’t be limited by people who despise your growth, they want you to remain the same so they will feel comfortable.

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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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Excellence requires discomfort.

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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.

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God knows what’s best for you. He knows where you are going and He has a plan to get you there.

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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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If you have the instinct, you can hire the intellect.

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T. D. Jakes Quotes and Sayings #41:

Progress apart from purpose ends in arrogance.

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It is your passion that empowers you to be able to do the thing you were created to do.

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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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you leave the cage, the transition into the jungle will definitely be challenging. You take a few steps forward and a few back. You stumble and fall and get back on your feet. Such is the way we learn to lean forward and keep stumbling toward success.

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The Scriptures plainly show that this infirmed woman had tried to lift herself. People who stand on the outside can easily criticize and assume that the infirmed woman lacked effort and fortitude. That is not always the case. Some situations in which we can find ourselves defy willpower. We feel unable to change. The Scriptures say that she “could in no way raise herself up.” That implies that she had employed various means of self-help. Isn’t it amazing how the same people who lift up countless others often cannot lift themselves? This type of person may be a tower of faith and prayer for others, but impotent when it comes to his or her own limitations. That person may be the one whom others rely upon.

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When we are placed in a set of circumstances where we have to take initiative and be creative, some of us find it hard to transition. Those people have been trained not to think but to obey orders. They are slaves to the training, unconsciously pledging allegiance to the average. Mentally they recite from the manual of mediocrity.

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Avoid getting into isolated groups because you will miss the move of God. Shun cliques because they are the bundles. Endeavor to stay in the mainstream of the move of God.

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Originally published at https://motiveex.com on February 22, 2021.

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