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77 T.D. Jakes Quotes On Faith, Success & Letting Go

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77 T.D. Jakes Quotes on Faith, Success & Letting Go

If you’re looking for the best Bishop T.D. Jakes quotes then you’ve come to the right place.

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

Bishop T.D. Jakes is one of the most influencial voices in America. Through his evangelistic sermons on The Potter’s Touch, his books, music, conferences and festivals he has inspired the hearts and minds of millions.

His message is simple – live a life of faith, love, vision and purpose and fulfil your destiny. I’ve put together a collection of the most profound Bishop T.D. Jakes quotes to inspire and motivate you to do that. Enjoy!

77 Inspirational Bishop T.D. Jakes Quotes

1. “Success is never an accident it’s always on purpose.” – T.D. Jakes

2. “Others can inspire you, but ultimately the only thing that empowers you is what lies within you and learning how to better utilize what you’ve been given.” – T.D. Jakes

3. “Are you committed? Because without commitment nothing happens.” – T.D. Jakes

4. “Big ideas come from forward-thinking people who challenge the norm, think outside the box, and invent the world they see inside rather than submitting to the limitations of current dilemmas.” – T.D. Jakes

5. “Nobody likes hard times, but it’s the unpleasant experiences that are often the catalysts to build the character required for our Destiny.” – T.D. Jakes

6. “Run after your destiny. Do not stroll. Do not walk. Do not meander. Do not wander, but run after your destiny.” – T.D. Jakes

7. “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.” – T.D. Jakes

8. “Forgiveness is about empowering yourself, rather than empowering your past.” – T.D. Jakes

9. “Silence isn’t golden and it surely doesn’t mean consent, so start practicing the art of communication.” – T.D. Jakes

10. “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.” – T.D. Jakes

11. “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.” – T.D. Jakes

12. “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.” – T.D. Jakes

13. “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.” – T.D. Jakes

14. “Share your dream with people who want you to succeed.” – T.D. Jakes

15. “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” – T.D. Jakes

16. “Never make a permanent decision about a temporary situation.” – T.D. Jakes

17. “Once you have the 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.” – T.D. Jakes

18. “If you can dream it, you can achieve it. The secret to recapturing our dreams is to enjoy the pursuit of the dream, rather than to focus on the outcome.” – T.D. Jakes

19. “A setback is a setup for a comeback.” – T.D. Jakes

20. “When God begins to move you along in life, it’s not an elevator. It’s a step-by-step process.” – T.D. Jakes

21. “Face the giants in your life, slay them and move on. Do not be daunted by the mistakes and failures in your life.” – T.D. Jakes

22. “Faith is the substance of the things I hope for and it is the evidence of the things I don’t see. If I see it, I don’t need faith for it. I need faith for what I can’t see.” – T.D. Jakes

23. “Unfortunately, many of us often spend our lives doing what we were trained to do. Some do what they were asked to do. And most of us do what others need us to do. And all the while, we wonder why the feeling of fulfillment eludes us”. – T.D. Jakes

24. “I believe He’ll give me double for my trouble and when you believe like that you get like that.” – T.D. Jakes

25. “People say: I like stories with a happy ending. But what makes a happy ending is a hateful middle.” – T.D. Jakes

26. “Just because the ship comes apart, doesn’t mean that you have to come apart. In fact, the destruction of the boat could be an announcement that you have arrived at your destination.” – T.D. Jakes

27. “Greatness is contagious. You’ll catch it if you get around it.” – T.D. Jakes

28. “It’s an urge. Every champion has felt it. Every president has felt it. Every King has felt it. Every lion has felt it. Every winner has felt it. Every soldier has felt it. Every victorious person has felt it. The urge to quit. Don’t you give up on your dream.” – T.D. Jakes

29. “Failure is a part of your training.” – T.D. Jakes

30. “I’ve been sick before; I made it. I’ve been broke before; I made it. I’ve been brokenhearted before, I made it. I cried all night, but I’m made it. I’ve been betrayed, but I made it. I’ve been lied on, but I made it. I’ve been destitute, but I made it. I’ve been rejected, but I made it.” – T.D. Jakes

31. “You can’t get enough people to tell you that you are pretty when you think you’re ugly.” – T.D. Jakes

32. “If you’re looking for a leadership, you don’t always have to look to the front to find it. Great leadership doesn’t start out on the stage. It doesn’t start out as governor’s or mayor’s or presidents or CEOs or managers. Great leadership starts out in the back.” – T.D. Jakes

33. “Don’t shake yourself around the comings and goings of this world. Don’t shake your opinions and your attitude around circumstances that you cannot change.” – T.D. Jakes

34. “You are no better than the thoughts you think. If you think little, you go little. If you think weak, you go weak.” – T.D. Jakes

35. “If you run after your destiny, you will automatically distance yourself from your history. If you run after what’s in front of you, you will escape what’s behind you.” – T.D. Jakes

36. “When you start running for one thing, you gonna keep running from everything. That’s why, you need to stop running and face whatever you gotta face and deal with whatever you got to deal with.” – T.D. Jakes

37. “You will never completely be healed or whole until you change the voice inside of your own head.” – T.D. Jakes

38. “If you run after your destiny, you won’t have to fight with your history.” – T.D. Jakes

39. “Stop focusing on what you lost and start living on what you’ve got left.” – T.D. Jakes

40. “Don’t spend all your time trying to fix what’s behind you, because you’ll never be able to fix what’s behind you. You have to run after what’s in front of you.” – T.D. Jakes

41. “We cannot embrace God’s forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.” – T.D. Jakes

42. “Resist your fear; fear will never lead to you a positive end. Go for your faith and what you believe.” – T.D. Jakes

43. “I think the first step is to understand that forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator. Forgiveness liberates the victim. It’s a gift you give yourself.” – T.D. Jakes

44. “Challenge your fears! Find your potential.” – T.D. Jakes

45. “Surround yourself with people you want to be like.” – T.D. Jakes

46. “Whatever you give yourself to, it will give back to you.” – T.D. Jakes

47. “You don’t need people to validate your gift, you were gifted before they met you.” – T.D. Jakes

48. “Don’t mistake delays for destiny, you may be delayed but you have not been denied.” – T.D. Jakes

49. “There is something down inside of you that knows there is more and it’s roaring to get out.” – T.D. Jakes

50. “We are the people that we’ve been waiting for and no one else is coming.” – T.D. Jakes

51. “When you are a giraffe and you receive criticism from turtles, they are reporting the view from the level they are on.” – T.D. Jakes

52. “You can’t be who you’re going to be and who you used to be at the same time.” – T.D. Jakes

53. “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.” – T.D. Jakes

54. “Each day is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to Him.” – T.D. Jakes

55. “Too many people want the appearance of winning rather than the practice and hard work that creates a true champion.” – T.D. Jakes

56. “Being angry is human. Staying angry is foolish.” – T.D. Jakes

57. “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.” – T.D. Jakes

58. “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.” – T.D. Jakes

59. “When you hold on to your history, you do it at the expense of your destiny.” – T.D. Jakes (This is one of the most important T.D. Jakes quotes on letting go. If you keep looking back you’re taking time away from the present and the future. Learn to forgive and let go.)

60. “Eagles fly where lesser birds cannot fly, so eagles can do what lesser birds cannot do.” – T.D. Jakes

61. “Step out of what you’re going through so you can get to where you’re going to!” – T.D. Jakes

62. “The story you tell yourself is often a shelter that shades you from the truth of what it takes to change.” – T.D. Jakes

63. “Excellence requires discomfort.” – T.D. Jakes

64. “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.” – T.D. Jakes

65. “Your life is a reflection of what you think and what you value.” – T.D. Jakes

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

67. “Wherever you put your focus in – that’s where you’ll be successful.” – T.D. Jakes

68. “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.” – T.D. Jakes

69. “You cannot change what you will not confront.” – T.D. Jakes

70. “When the goal in front of you, becomes more powerful than the obstacle behind you, you will always win.” – T.D. Jakes

71. “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.” – T.D. Jakes (This is one of the most inspiring T.D. Jakes quotes on relationships.)

72. “Every goal that you will ever pursue will require a plan of action. Whether you are pursuing your life’s destiny or striving to obtain a particular goal, you must be able to see things as you desire them to be.” – T.D. Jakes

73. “If you have achieved any level of success, then pour it into someone else. Success is not success without a successor.” – T.D. Jakes (One of my favourite T.D. Jakes quotes on success.)

74. “Some of the best people with whom you can have a relationship are the people who challenge your thinking.” – T.D. Jakes

75. “Put the greatest emphasis on what’s in you; your knowledge, your wisdom, your inner strength, your character, your tenacity and people will look through the box and always walk away with the product.” – T.D. Jakes

76. “Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself.” – T.D. Jakes

77. “You are no greater than what you believe.” – T.D. Jakes

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