Inspirational T.D. Jakes Quotes

Very few men in a generation make an impact in the world. With their spoken word, ability, and charisma, they make an impact on every human being that hears them and reads their work.

One such man is T.D. Jakes. Known as one of the most influential and widely recognized pastors in the world, T.D. Jakes is the founder and senior bishop of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational American megachurch with over 30,000 members.

He is one of the most recognizable faces of televangelism, having the power to reach millions of viewers and followers, not only in the US, but also in South Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and Australia.

His work includes digital media, television, film, and music, among others. His weekly television outreach, “The Potter’s House” broadcasts church services and evangelical sermons, and his daily TV program, “The Potter’s Touch,” features daily devotionals, worship, and scriptural discussions.

“A setback is a setup for a comeback.”

Bishop T.D. Jakes

A Devoted Pastor

Bishop Jakes has devoted more than 40 years of life to the church. He founded The Potter’s House in 1996, which sits on a 34-acre hilltop campus in Dallas, Texas, complete with a 5,000-seat auditorium and offices for its over 400 staff and employees.

He is known for leveraging his pioneering vision and instinct to serve others, even in areas extending outside of the church, He faithfully serves both the local and global communities, from Dallas, Texas, to South Africa, to Sydney, Australia.

He especially seeks marginalized communities and the needy, offering a compassionate heart to those who are hurting and providing them a message of empowerment and healing.

Aside from spreading the word of God and helping Christians develop a deeper relationship with the Trinity, he also serves underserved communities by raising homeless outreach programs, literacy programs, and AIDS outreach.

One of the most known advocates of diversity in the church setting, Bishop Jakes welcomes worshipers of all races, nationalities, and socioeconomic status. His welcoming church environment creates a diversity displayed in the progressive church.

“Never make a permanent decision about a temporary situation.”

Bishop T.D. Jakes

A Charismatic Speaker

When Bishop Jakes speaks, you can immediately feel a sense of peace and safety in his voice. He delicately merges a tone and style that helps viewers and readers feel an instant feeling of healing and faith. He is also known for injecting a few snippets of humor into his sermons and speaking engagements, as he believes that people should laugh even in the midst of overcoming struggles.

His unique approach to speaking to individuals has allowed him to reach millions of people, due to his belief that in order to help others, you must meet them where they are in life. He creates an accessible, approachable environment that allows his followers and other worshipers to feel a deep connection to his words and an elevated spirituality with the Lord.

“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.”

Bishop T.D. Jakes

Awards and Accomplishments

He has helped millions of people realize their purpose and calling as Christians through his dynamic ministry.  A New York Times bestselling author of over 30 books, he is also a filmmaker and Christian music record producer. In fact, his album, “A Wing and a Prayer” won Best Gospel of Chorus Album at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2003. He has also been nominated by the Grammys and the Dove Awards for the gospel album, “Live at the Potter’s House.”

One of the highlights of Bishops Jake’s career as a pastor came on September 17, 2001, when Time magazine put him on their cover. Time magazine recognized him as “America’s Best Preacher,” while The New York Times names him as “One of the Nation’s Most Influential and Mesmerizing Preachers.”

T.D. Jakes Quotes

“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.”

Bishop T.D. Jakes

“Nobody likes hard times, but it’s the unpleasant experiences that are often the catalysts to build the character required for our Destiny.”

Bishop T.D. Jakes

“Be strong enough to stand up again, even after haters make you drop to your knees.”

Bishop T.D. Jakes

“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.”

Bishop T.D. Jakes

“Share your dream with people who want you to succeed.”

Bishop T.D. Jakes

“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.”

Bishop T.D. Jakes

“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.”

Bishop T.D. Jakes

“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.”

Bishop 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.”

Bishop T.D. Jakes

“No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn’t in submission to God!”

Bishop 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.”

Bishop 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.”

Bishop 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.”

Bishop 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”

Bishop T.D. Jakes

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