Still Time to Become What God Intended

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The silent, sinister effects of apathy invade our consciousness, growing in the shadows like corrosion gathering on a battery.

We fill out our lives, trying to remain as busy as possible, often in a futile attempt to avoid the emptiness of being stuck in a job, a role, a school, or even a relationship from which we want /need desperately to evolve. Many lack the courage to reposition themselves beyond where they are now. Choosing safety over satiety, we make so many concessions in life until we have anesthetized any hope of limitless thinking or living.

Like an over-sized man in an undersized vehicle we are cramped and restricted in a life that is less than what we need. Many of us hide beneath a public persona, a privately unfulfilled person muffling the midnight screams, “Let me out!”

Is there anyone with the courage to steer the second half of your life beyond the dirt road of dumb decisions onto the massive highway of fresh challenge and invigorating scenery and blazing ideas? I must warn you, it will require change and chance, energy and synergy, timing and tenacity but it can be done.

Sadly, we look for others to give us the very thing we deny ourselves, solace for the past, space for the transformation, and support to find, mine, and produce our best selves.

No hitchhikers you pick up along the way can navigate you to the destination of a productive life. Neither husbands or wives, friends or mentors, can give you that internal permission needed to release you from being who you were, so that you can began the transformation into becoming who you long to be.

Now I know we all have failures, God knows I do. We live with countless things we wish we hadn’t done or said. But think a minute past the, quagmire of the “coulda, woulda shouldas.” If you armed your next choice with the benefits you have gained from your past experiences, building from both good and bad decisions and transformed the guilt into gas, wonder how much further you might be?

Have faith in yourself and in the God who has graced you with a fleeting moment of time. The stomp down gospel good news is you still have time to work a plan, take a class, relocate, redesign or what I call reposition yourself no matter what your age. The greatest asset is time.

Partner with it. Don’t ignore it. It is made exquisite by its rarity, exotic by its uncertainty, and extraordinary by its perpetual diminishment. At this point in your journey are you really happy? At this moment do you feel fulfilled or as I say filled full?

Given that most of your time is absorbed by your job, your friends and sleep. And without the wise use of time all hope of fixing this is gone. I do not want you to die with unfulfilled dreams in your eyes. I ask you only one thing but I hope you give it more than a flippant glance or a casual flirtatious gaze.

Hey friend, “What are you going to do with the time you have left?”

“On Faith” panelist Bishop T.D. Jakes is pastor of The Potter’s House, a 30,000 member nondenominational church in Dallas, Texas. His new book is “Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits.”

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    exposing the hate and terror that is islam, instead of pretending that just because it says something is true, exposing the truth or absurdity of its stands.

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    Frank Collins:

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  • Bedina

    Ok Frank Collins, you are sounding a bit confusing. You’re not making any sense.

  • Joel Baker

    Reverand Jakes, you have given me the encouragement to stand up in the time I have left. God has been convicting me strongly and I have been sitting and saying no. Thank God for men of God like yourself.

  • Joel Baker

    Reverand Jakes, you have given me the encouragement to stand up in the time I have left. God has been convicting me strongly and I have been sitting and saying no. Thank God for men of God like yourself.

  • Neal

    Thank you, Bishop Jakes, for those thought-provoking and inspiring words. I needed to hear them today.Kind Regards,Neal

  • frank collins

    oh bedina – you are one of those “cant we all get along” sing a verse of kum ba ya fool.

  • Peacetroll

    Frank Collins your rhetoric is just plain stale and old.Perhaps you should promote the evils and wrongs of the world bank or the obvious failing of capitalism, or even perhaps the suffering’s of the Sudan natives.If it be terrorism, perhaps you should take a strong hard look at the terror and hopelessness those Palestinians and Iraqi’s are experiencing daily, instead of being so fearfull that you might drop a greasy leg of chicken from your avericitic mouth.

  • Renee

    Just stopped by and read the posts; here’s my take:Frank Collins: What are you referring to as being evil? I think that was the question. Bedina: I think you were trying to say that it was confusing what Frank Collins was writing. It didn’t seem like it fit into the text Since Pastor Jakes didn’t mention anything about Islam or anything else as being evil. Joel Baker: I think it is good that you have read the text when you did. Nothing just happens, so it was meant for you to read this. You can withstand the tests and trials and wiles of Satan. Pastor Jakes: As always the text is very inspiring and you always know how to plainly put the word of God. Also, it’s good to know that a pastor can teach on stuff other than Spiritual things. I think we all get so Spiritual sometimes that we forget the Natural things of Life. We don’t think that if we just do some basic fundamental things we won’t have to rely on Jesus for miracle after miracle. We aren’t supposed to be living on miracles. That wasn’t the intent for Christians. We are supposed to live in Prosperity (Spirit, Mind, Body, and Soul) and that wouldn’t have need for miracles.

  • Anonymous

    Lets see.In Iran a Jew can marry a native Persian, without state interferance.In ISRAEL A JEW TRIES TO MARRY A NATIVE PALESTINIAN and the state of Israel may inprison the violators.It is against the law for a palestinian/Israeli-jew marriage.Which country is fascist? Does’nt take a man of God to figure out that one.if people knew the truth, they would think differently about the khazarian state of Israel.

  • Peacetroll

    Read your bible, for you are blind and dumb to follow the likes as who write the blogs on this site….. for no one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other or hold to the one and despise the other. YOU CAN NOT SERVE GOD AND MONEYJames 2:5

  • Frank

    T.D. Jakes is a FRAUD.

  • Anonymous

    And how might he be a fraud again?

  • Anonymous

    I support Israel 100% As a believer, MY GOD commands that we are to pray for His people of Israel and their protection. So if Pastor Jakes is a supporter of Israel, I guess that only makes him obeying the Word of God.

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  • frank collins

    i ask what god are you referring to? the god of the old testament that protected his people – israel – delivered them from bondage and into the promised land – around 2500 bc?

  • Anonymous

    I and others are referring to the God that will send his son Jesus back to earth to Establish his kingdom. And for those who don’t know, througout the bible it talks about the times when their will be wars in God’s Holy Land. That’s why whenever i hear “WOrld Peace” I just sit back and thank God that I am not void of understanding. The wars in that region have already been prophesied by the prophets of the old testament. The Bride of Christ, His Chosen People. I love my Jewish Brothers and Sisters. For I know that there will be a day when even they will have to bow to the throne of the Creator God and Jesus the Messiah. Because it is written that even they will become the Brides of Christ. The land is theirs and no man can take it from them. So Iraq, Iran, China, Russia, they will all have their turn to try and steal the land that God promised and yet (I won’t be hear) the Rapture would have occured. So if you are still here during Tribulation , Peace be unto, You will have another chance but it will be difficult when all so called believers of Christ will be executed. Megiddo

  • frank collins

    finally someone with understanding. i do not pretend that i shall be one of the chosen but i know that those who follow islam, and make war on gods people, will be in hell. they will not be good company.

  • Russell D.

    Anon:People have been fighting in those areas for generations. What makes this time so different? And Revelations is crap. It was a hallucination by a crazy old man who hated Rome at the time. The whole story is a metaphor for the fall of rome. Geez…….

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for your inspiring message Bishop.

  • Anonymous

    Bishop,Haven’t you worked out yet that the reason why history is littered with hundreds of gods is because man created his gods in his own image?Why do you trust in the words of ancient politicians? The concept of faith is to believe without evidence. Are you not aware that teaching people to believe what you tell them without seeking any evidence to confirm it is used as a part of standard brainwashing psychology?Faith enables you to believe whatever you want to believe, and makes you vulnerable to all the psychological manipulators of the world, and they are many. It’s all a scam. Wise up.

  • Art M

    “Given that most of your time is absorbed by your job, your friends and sleep.”What job? T.D. Jakes, the worst that any religious “leader” can be is to have no sense of reality. The assumptions and predicates that comprise your silly piece rival Marie Antoinette’s “eat cake” theory, and disclose the same vacuous mindset.

  • brenda

    If such as yourself would stop giving play to such as T.D. Jakes and others of the same ilk, we would not have this cocaphony of idiocy permeating the print and electronic media. In addition, I would suggest reading the Bible for oneself to know what GOD has said. The Bible says, Beware of false prophets. DUH! Is anyone paying attention.

  • Jeffrey Young. Sr.

    With all due respect to the bishop, I’ve yet to find a person who has cornered the market on the understanding of the nature and intent of God. That said any who find a leader in pastor Jakes I say follow him but believe in God. As for myself I have found that my faith is shaped by my experience and quest for understanding of the human condition and my role in it. No religion, no text, no church has the one and difinitive revelation of the God of men.Seek knowledge outside of the trunkated and redacted texts of the Bible, Torah or Koran. Learn of the people for whom these texts were first composed so you might have an understanding of the minds of the authors, then choose your path, shape your belief and cultivate your relationship with the God of your understanding.

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    “Learn of the people for whom these texts were first composed so you might have an understanding of the minds of the authors, then choose your path, shape your belief and cultivate your relationship with the God of your understanding.”TD Jakes is not telling people to following him as a person….he is following the word and teaching people how to build their relationship with God…..unlike the Church and others who pretend to be God un earth.

  • lepidopteryx

    Regardless of your specific theosophical leanings, Bishop Jakes’ basic message – take full advantage of the time you have on this earth to become the person you want to be instead of wasting it wallowing in “coulda woulda shoulda” – makes perfect sense.

  • Charles P. Arnold, Jr., Ph.D

    I take exception to the excessive use of the pronoun “you” by the Rev. Jakes when it comes to the Biblical concept of “faith”. First and foremost, this faith must come by hearing the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ (Rm 10.17). This means we as sinful humans cannot, as Martin Luther would say, by our own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ or come to Him (See 1 Cor 2.14, 12.3, and Eph 2.8,9). Now once, we have come to faith it is the work of the Holy Spirit who begins the process of conversion, regeneration, and sanctification such that good works will now follow from my faith, received as a gift, for the benefit of my neighbor. My whole life is turned rightside up by this gift of God and it has nothing to do with something I could have done to save myself. It was all His doing. Finally,I can rephrase Rev. Jakes’ words as follows: “I can begin to see the transformation into becoming what I long to be – like my Savior Jesus Christ”.

  • Dr. Virginia Sargent

    To the person who condems TD Jakes regarding serving money and God… The Bible reveals the difference in having money and the “love” of money. The scripture tells us to “Honor the Lord from our wealth and from the first of all our produce” (Proverbs 3:9). Most unethical behavior is uprooted in money and material possessions. The Bible does not condemn either. These things can do great good when they are used wisely and kept in proper perspective. Abraham, Isaac and Solomon were very rich. The problem occurred when their material possessions were idolized. The Bible reveals that the problem is not with money, but with the love of money. 1 Timothy 6:10 lets us know that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Leaders must not let the love of money sprout unethical conduct in their business. Business leaders who are focused in the Lord cannot be bought at an unethical price. They instill a spirit of moral ethics based on Godly principles in their business at all times. Galatians 5th chapter, verses 1 and 16 encourages business leader to “stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage”. To God be the glory ffor which all our blessings come!Dr. Virginia Sargent, Spiritual Business Coach

  • Anonymous

    It’s incredible that these simple words of encouragement have caused so many angry responses.

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    Ok, I want you all to dig deep and be honest. Does Jakes set off the bells and whistles on you gaydar? This dude has a lisp stronger than Teddy – The ‘I graduated from club Pray the Gay Away’ Haggard.

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    What if God intended you to be a homosexual preacher that comes out of the closet? That would be an enormous step forward in faith, to be able to introduce yourself to the world without all the news investigation troubles that others have been through.

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    WHY HAVEN’T YOU GIVEN ME ALL YO MONEY YET??? GIMME ALL YO MONEY!!!

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    Nuggets of precious wisdom from a righteous hater of gay people. No thanks.

  • Orlando

    Bishop Jakes, Thank you for the many years of your divine insight. Thank you for sharing what God has a purposely birth in you. God’s message through you is why a lot of us are repositioning ourselves and our thinking for what God has promised his people. MUCH LOVE TO YOU AND THE POTTERS HOUSE FAMILY.

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    I’m reading this book now and loving it!I had the honor of meeting Bishop Jakes for a news interveiw last year. I found him to be a man of his word – all the way through to showing his support for my new book, “Do Me Twice: My Life After Islam”, which tells a true story similar to the story in his “Woman Thou Art Loosed,” book. Much love for the Bishop!(veiw excerpts and endorsements at http://www.sonsyrea.com.)

  • Debbie Anderson

    I cannot tell you how much this article means to me. It has spoken to where I am and where I need to be. I only ask that you partner with me in prayer that I fulfill God’s wiil in my life. PLEASE PRAY FOR ME!

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    TD Jakes, Thank you for your words of encouragement. I have recently taken on a new job that has taken me and my finances out of my comfort zone. I love the new job and look forward to working harder and harder at it every day. I am very good at what I do and now I can really shine. I have been criticized harshly saying it is “stupid” to take a job that is going to put everything else in flux. I know the new job is a blessing from God and for this prize I have stepped out on faith. I am inspired and reminded that there are no “accidents”. All praises to God.

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    Thank you for the reminder that this life is not a dress rehearsal. When asked recently what I fear most, my answer was “never reaching my full potential.” God has blessed me with many gifts and great intellect – but I have much unrest in my heart knowing that bad decisions have kept me from becoming what I am meant to be. Bishop Jakes, my life was changed by reading “Woman, Thou Art Loosed” and I will no doubt be further challenged by reading this book. There is certainly nothing wrong with taking an introverted look and asking if we’ve reached our full potential in Christ. Not doing so is an indication that we are bound by fear. Christ offers victory and freedom from such bondage. Bishop Jakes – thank you for speaking the truth.

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    No matter what you say, selfish people procreate -innocent victims have to slog, slave and sacrifice for their god – money. Without them religions are nothing, they cannot survive. Religious leaders are materalists, they build huge edifices, accummulate vast properties, and love power. Life only becomes important in cases of abortions and euthanasia – otherwise, properties and wealth mean more than human beings. Look in the mirror before preaching.

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