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50+ T.D Jakes Quotes

Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. better known as T.D. Jakes is an author, filmmaker, and bishop of The Potter’s House, a megachurch in America categorized as non-denominational. The Evangelistic sermons and the services in the church are constantly broadcasted at The Potter’s Touch.

T.D. Jakes started his ministry when he became a pastor at the Greater Emanuel Temple of Faith when he was still 25 years old. The church started with only 10 members. Then in 1988, Jakes joined the Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies which was founded by Bishop Sherman Watkins. It was in 1996 when Jakes established The Potter’s House situated in Dallas, Texas. The church was located at the 34-acre hilltop with a 5,000 seat auditorium and offices for the staff and employees of the organization.

Jakes strongly advocates sexual abstinence and also made appearances at Dr. Phil and Good Morning America shows. He was ordained in Oneness Pentecostalism.

1. “Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself.”
2. “I wasn’t trying to be rich or famous; I was trying to figure out what is this thing in me that won’t let me sleep that makes me restless and makes me keep pushing. I was trying to discover who I was.”
3. “When people can walk away from you: Let them walk.”
4. “May the passion to be all that God wants you to be sweep across your soul like a gentle breeze.”
5. “Never make a permanent decision about a temporary situation.”
6. “What woman would not appreciate a God who becomes her attorney, assumes her case, requires no fee, and wins her the victory?”
7. “The low-grade plagiarism of popularity will never lead you to true contentment.”
8. “Arrogance always destroys opportunity.”
9. “I’m not walking by sight- I’m, walking by faith.”
10. “Eagles fly where lesser birds cannot fly, so eagles can do what lesser birds cannot do.”
11. “You don’t have to be in church service to worship, you can be in your own home. You enhance your spirituality, through the instrument of worship, when you really connect with the invisible, almighty God.”
12. “Challenge your fears! Find your potential.”
13. “Don’t lose your dignity and self-respect trying to make people love and appreciate you, when they just aren’t capable.”
14. “Forgiveness is about empowering yourself, rather than empowering your past.”
15. “A setback is a setup for a comeback.”
16. “Hardship can humble you, but it cannot break you unless you let it. Your instinct for survival will see you through if you are attuned to its frequency.”
17. “If you succeed at loving imperfect people, then it becomes plausible that somebody could love imperfect you.”
18. “Some people are so poor, the only thing they got is money.”
19. “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.”
20. “You can teach what you know, but you can only reproduce what you are.”
21. “Never make a permanent decision about a temporary situation.”
22. “You don’t need people to validate you gift, you were gifted before they met you.”
23. “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.”
24. “Don’t mistake delays for destiny, you may be delayed but you have not been denied.”
25. “Forgiveness liberates the victim. It’s a gift you give yourself.”
26. “I think it is important that we rebuild an atmosphere of forgiveness and civility in every aspect of our lives.”
27. Never settle for less than God’s best for your life.”
28. “Sometimes what makes us insecure and vulnerable becomes the fuel we need to be overachievers.”
29. “Surround yourself with people you want to be like.”
30. “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.”
31. “There is something down inside of you that knows there is more and it’s roaring to get out.”
32. “We are the people that we’ve been waiting for and no one else is coming.”
33. “When you are a giraffe and you receive criticism from turtles, they are reporting the view from the level they are on.”
34. “You can’t be who you’re going to be and who you used to be at the same time.”
35. “You face your greatest opposition when you’re closet to your biggest miracle.”
36. “A woman who walks in purpose doesn’t have to chase people or opportunities. Her light cause people and opportunities to pursue her.”
37. “Each day is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to Him.”
38. “Whatever you give yourself to, it will give back to you.”
39. “God has invested entirely too much in you for you to be comfortable in anything less than you were created to be.”
40. “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure our your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.”
41. “It is important to remember that for every person, there will be a problem. Even more importantly, for every problem, our God has a prescription.”
42. “No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn’t in submission to God.”
43. “Stop expecting your job to fund your vision. Your vision is probably bigger than your paycheck.”
44. “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”
45. “Too many people want the appearance of winning rather than the practice and hard work that creates a true champion.”
46. “We cannot embrace God’s forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.”
47. “You can’t let people define you.”
48. “You were afflicted so that you can help deliver other people from what you escaped from.”
49. “Being angry is human. Staying angry is foolish.”
50. “Don’t be limited by people who despise your growth, they want you to remain the same so they will feel comfortable.”
51. “God knows what’s best for you. He knows where you are going and He has a plan to get you there.”
52. “If you have the instinct, you can hire the intellect.”
53. “It is your passion that empowers you to be able to do the thing you were created to do.”
54. “You cannot be a big person with a small heart.”
55. “You’d be surprise at the things that look great on the outside but are dysfunctional on the inside. Be sure to function as good as you look.”
56. “But I think my mistakes became the chemistry for my miracles. I think that my tests became my testimonies.”
57. “Excellence requires discomfort.”

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