TD Jakes Quotes on Fear, Faith, Prayer & Change

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T.D. Jakes (Thomas Dexter Jakes) was born (June 9, 1957) in Dallas, Texas US. He is a filmmaker, pastor and author. He is currently the Bishop of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational megachurch with 30,000 members. This huge collection of TD Jakes quotes will inspire you to move forward in life.

Inspirational TD Jakes Quotes

  1. “Face the giants in your life, slay them and move on. Do not be daunted by the mistakes and failures in your life.”
  2. “Your words will tell others what you think. Your actions will tell them what you believe.”
  3. “You face your greatest opposition when you’re closet to your biggest miracle.”
  4. “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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  6. “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.”
  7. “You cannot embrace destiny if you do not let go of your history.”
  8. “Challenge your fears! Find your potential.”  , TD Jakes quotes on fear
  9. “When you hold on to your history, you do it at the expense of your destiny.”
  10. “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.”
  11. “Forgiveness is about empowering yourself, rather than empowering your past.”
  12. “Step out of what you’re going through so you can get to where you’re going to!”
  13. “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.”  , TD Jakes quotes about work
  14. “When you are a giraffe and you receive criticism from turtles, they are reporting the view from the level they are on.”
  15. “Being angry is human. Staying angry is foolish.”
  16. “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.”
  17. “The most dangerous thing in the world is to have no purpose.”
  18. “Don’t let what people think stop you.”
  19. “Don’t be limited by people who despise your growth, they want you to remain the same so they will feel comfortable.”
  20. “We are the people that we’ve been waiting for and no one else is coming.”
  21. “There is nothing I’m any more passionate about than empowering the next generation.”
  22. “Instincts under pressure crush the carbon of conformity and create diamonds. Each new season of life offers to train us for the next season if we pay attention and adapt.”
  23. “Don’t mistake delays for destiny, you may be delayed but you have not been denied.”
  24. “Greatness is contagious. You’ll catch it if you get around it.”
  25. “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.”
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  27. “You can’t let people define you.”
  28. “Resist your fear; fear will never lead you to a positive end. Go for your faith and what you believe.”   , TD Jakes quotes on faith
  29. “Surround yourself with people you want to be like.”
  30. “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.”
  31. “What you can do is embrace what you have right now and allow it to fill the vacancies of what you didn’t get yesterday.”
  32. “A setback is a setup for a comeback.”
  33. “We instinctively know how to lead if we allow ourselves. …When instincts are ignored, leaders become followers, and followers become unemployed.”  , TD Jakes quotes on leadership
  34. “The dream is free but the journey isn’t.”
  35. “Never make a permanent decision about a temporary situation.”
  36. “Silence isn’t golden and it surely doesn’t mean consent, so start practicing the art of communication.”
  37. “You can teach what you know, but you can only reproduce what you are.”
  38. “Surround yourself with people whose definition of you is not based on your history but your destiny.”
  39.  “You were afflicted so that you can help deliver other people from what you escaped from.”
  40. “Some people are so poor, the only thing they got is money.”
  41. “Until you live every moment without assuming there will be another moment, then you’re not really living on purpose.”
  42. “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.”
  43. “Excellence requires discomfort.”
  44. “You can’t be who you’re going to be and who you used to be at the same time.”
  45. “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.”
  46. “Each day is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to him.”
  47. “Blame unto others only as you would first blame yourself.”
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  49. “We are the people that we have been waiting for and no one else is coming.”
  50. “You cannot be a Big person with a Small heart.”
  51. “When you hold on to your history you do it at the expense of your destiny.”
  52. “Think about it this way: if you are too predictable in any area of your life, you may be paving the way to your own extinction!”  , TD Jakes quotes on life
  53. “Faith is the substance of whatever it is that we hope for. The important thing is that we teach that faith is connected to good works and responsibility.”
  54. “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.”
  55. “Too many people want the appearance of winning rather than the practice and hard work that creates a true champion.”
  56. “Both success and struggle are different kinds of trauma.”  , TD Jakes quotes on struggle
  57. “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.”
  58. “Face the giants in your life, slay them, and move on. Do not be daunted by the mistakes and failures in your life.”
  59. “How you think about your opportunities determines how you will act on them.”
  60. “Success is not success without a successor.”  , TD Jakes quotes on success
  61.  “When you leave the familiar and enter the unknown, your fear becomes refined by experience and hammered into tools of survival on the anvil of anxiety.”
  62.  “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.”
  63. “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.”
  64.  “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.”
  65. “Nobody likes hard times, but it’s the unpleasant experiences that are often the catalysts to build the character required for our Destiny.”  , TD Jakes quotes destiny
  66. “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.”
  67. “Forgiveness liberates the victim. It’s a gift you give yourself.”
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  69. “I think it is important that we rebuild an atmosphere of forgiveness and civility in every aspect of our lives.”
  70. “We have a tendency to want the other person to be a finished product while we give ourselves the grace to evolve.”
  71. “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.”  , TD Jakes quotes on change
  72.  “God is not preparing the Blessing for YOU, He is preparing YOU for the Blessing.”
  73. “When there’s no turning back, your instincts will lead you forward.”
  74. “It’s better to gather in righteousness than fellowship with darkness.”
  75. “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.”

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  76.  “Be resilient enough to take the risks of receiving the love of someone who hurt you.”  , TD Jakes quotes on love
  77. “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.”
  78. “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.”
  79. “The comfort zone is the land of the status quo.”
  80. “Whatever you give yourself to, it will give back to you.”
  81. “You don’t need people to validate you gift, you were gifted before they met you.”
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  83. “One of the great healing balms of the Holy Spirit is forgiveness. To forgive is to break the link between you and your past.”
  84. “If someone must be hurt, if it ever becomes necessary to bear pains, weather strong winds, or withstand trials or opposition, let it be adults and not children.”
  85. “A church that focuses on the external has lost its passion for souls.”
  86. “There is life after the most horrendous circumstances. Be strong. Stay strong.”  , TD Jakes quotes about life
  87. “Your life is a reflection of what you think and what you value.”
  88. “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.”
  89. “There is something down inside of you that knows there is more and it’s roaring to get out.”
  90. “The world is our University and everyone you encounter is your teacher. When you wake up each day, make sure you go to school.”
  91. “Wherever you put your focus in – that’s where you’ll be successful.”
  92. “Stop watering things that were never meant to grow in your life. Water what works, what good, what’s right. Stop playing around with those dead bones and stuff you can’t fix, it’s over…leave it alone! You’re coming into a season of greatness. If you water what’s alive and divine, you will see harvest like you’ve never seen before.
  93. “Destiny is not for the comfort seekers. Destiny is for the daring and determined who are willing to endure some discomfort, delay gratification, and go where destiny leads.”
  94. “You cannot “fit in” and stand out at the same time!”
  95. “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.”
  96. “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.”  , TD Jakes quotes on being thankful

Few Facts about TD Jakes:-

  • On September 17, 2001 Time magazine featured TD Jakes on its cover
  • He won a Grammy award for his album Live At The Potters House
  • TD Jakes dropped out of West Virginia State University and started preaching part time and later completed his education to achieve a Masters from Friends University

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