74+ Best T. D. Jakes Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr., known as T. D. Jakes, is a pastor, author and filmmaker. Profoundly inspirational T. D. Jakes quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous T. D. Jakes Quotes

Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible. T. D. Jakes

No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn’t in submission to God! T. D. Jakes

We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it’s absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive. T. D. Jakes

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

But I think my mistakes became the chemistry for my miracles. I think that my tests became my testimonies. T. D. Jakes

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

I want to congratulate all the men out there who are working diligently to be good fathers whether they are stepfathers, or biological fathers or just spiritual fathers. T. D. Jakes

Its not over, until the Lord says its over. T.D. Jakes

I think it is important that we rebuild an atmosphere of forgiveness and civility in every aspect of our lives. T. D. Jakes

Never make a permanent decision about a temporary situation. T.D. Jakes

When you make a decision to forgive it’s a decision that you have to make intellectually. T. D. Jakes

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. T.D Jakes

If you learn how to forgive others for not being strong, then people can learn how to forgive you for your own issues. T. D. Jakes

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. T.D. Jakes

When my father died, I had a real experience with Christ, a real conversion with Christ and I had it in a Oneness church. T. D. Jakes

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

Children are not unforgiving. You can punish them and they will hug you in a few minutes. T. D. Jakes

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

There is nothing I’m any more passionate than empowering the next generation. T. D. Jakes

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

I was raised in the Baptist church but I didn’t really have a real committed experience with Christ until my father died. T. D. Jakes

Blame unto others only as you would first blame yourself. T.D. Jakes

I don’t dislike anybody. I love everybody. T. D. Jakes

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. T.D Jakes

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

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

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

Let It Go! T.D. Jakes

It is your passion that empowers you to be able to do that thing you were created to do. T. D. Jakes

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. T. D. Jakes

I’m for people bettering themselves, no matter who they are and where they are, doing all they can to be all they can be. T. D. Jakes

You cannot be a Big person with a Small heart. T.D. Jakes

So though there are many things I would have done differently, I submit to God’s sovereignty and His purpose in my life and I thank Him that He brought me the way He brought me and gave me what He gave me when He thought I could handle it. T. D. Jakes

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. T.D. Jakes

Forgiveness is about empowering yourself, rather than empowering your past. T. D. Jakes

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

I think most people who get into their 50s reassess what made sense and what didn’t make sense. T. D. Jakes

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. T.D. Jakes

We develop our propensity to forgive or not to forgive by what we see illustrated at the early ages of our development. T. D. Jakes

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

I raised five children. They all have different personalities. All of them have different issues, different levels of success. That was a learning experience for me. T. D. Jakes

Progress apart from purpose ends in arrogance. T.D. Jakes

I actually grew up playing the piano in the church and was deeply involved in music ministry. T. D. Jakes

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

As a Christian, Christ died so that we will have eternal life in Him in Heaven. What it looks like doesn’t matter, what it smells like doesn’t matter, as long as Christ is there it will be Heaven to me. T. D. Jakes

You’d be surprised at the things that look great on the outside but are dysfunctional on the inside. Be sure to function as good as you look. T.D. Jakes

My father was a Methodist and my mother was a Baptist. T. D. Jakes

A whole woman will always attract a whole man. And when they touch, they will fuse to create a whole marriage. Ultimately, when the time is right, they will produce whole children. T.D. Jakes

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

When you hold on to your history you do it at the expense of your destiny. T.D. Jakes

I like to see myself as a bridge builder, that is me building bridges between people, between races, between cultures, between politics, trying to find common ground. T. D. Jakes

The brilliance of morning is in sharp contrast with the darkness of night Woman thou art loosed. T D Jakes

I think the amazing thing about gospel music is that not only does it lift up the death and resurrection of our Lord, which is consistent with the Gospel, but it is uniquely communicated depending upon the generation. T. D. Jakes

Destiny will always make someone angry, but better that person be angry with you than for you to be angry with you. I guarantee you will end up an angry person the day you awaken spiritually and realize that you’ve adhered to everyone’s priorities except your own. T.D. Jakes

I don’t think that you can let the storms of life overwhelm you. When you do that, you are no better than the craziness that caused you to be under attack. T. D. Jakes

Hardship can humble you, but it cannot break you unless you let it. Your instinct for survival will see you through if you’re attuned to its frequency. Instinct will find a temporary stopgap without ever taking its sights off your larger goals. There’s no greater way to hone your instincts than to overcome adversity. T.D. Jakes

The first time I walked on a stage I knew that was what I was created to do. I knew that there was a calling and a sense of purpose in my life that gave me fulfillment and a sense of destiny. T. D. Jakes

Some young ladies are so starved for male approval that what should be a normal attraction to men is accelerated into an obsessive need for male affirmation. Tragically, these dear ladies allow themselves to be devoured in the arms of men who have neither regard not respect for them as people. T.D. Jakes

And another thing is that I think as a church whenever we become politically driven, we alienate at least 50 percent of the people that God called us to reach with our political orientations. T. D. Jakes

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

I think that my preaching style and many of my ideas and ideals about faith are based in both Pentecostal and Baptist background. T. D. Jakes

Share your dream with people who want you to succeed. T.D. Jakes

One of the things about my ministry is that I have never branded myself as being above the people or superior to people. T. D. Jakes

When you don’t become fixated on winning the prize or appearing successful, and instead pursue your passions, then you will discover the fulfillment that comes from living by instinct. T.D. Jakes

I’m not particularly political. I’m not particularly denominational. I’m not worried about any of that. T. D. Jakes

When you live your own dream, you don’t have time to be a hater. T.D. Jakes

There are no college courses to build up self esteem or high school or elementary school. If you don’t get those values at a early age, nurtured in your home, you don’t get them. T. D. Jakes

You are closer to Destiny than ever, wiser than you have ever been, because you’ve learned from the ups and downs you have experienced. You are stronger than you’ve ever been because you have endured hardship, hurt, and betrayal of false friends, and are still standing. You are closer than ever because you’ve figured out who you are and who you are not. You know what you want and where you belong. You have let go of the people and the circumstances that have no role in your future. You’re closer than ever because you live in ever growing awareness of what matters in your life and what does not. Smell and taste your destiny. You know you are close because you are striving. Soon the entire unfolded journey will make sense. T.D. Jakes

I chose to present myself as one who comes from among the people, and I can be touched by their pain because I have my own. T. D. Jakes

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and your intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. T.D. Jakes

My first church had seven members in it, and I have to remember, the rent was $225 a month and I worked for Union Carbide and took the check I made from work to pay for the rent to keep the church open. T. D. Jakes