Broken pieces of the boat

TD Jakes’ word:

Stop grieving over the boat

The boat did not retain its original form 

I’m going to zero in; I’m going to put an arrow right in the heart of many of your problems

You’re in love with what you had

And you think if your life does not retain the shape that you started with, you don’t think it can get you where you are going

See, the boat didn’t cease to exist; it just took on another form

It wasn’t as comfortable; it wasn’t as glorious

But the bible said that even when life takes on another form, and it’s all broken into pieces, grab a piece of what you have left and hold on

And the bible said that some on board, some on broken pieces made it safely to the other side(Acts 27:44)

Just because things are broken in your life doesn’t mean you cannot survive.

Stop trying to glue the boat back together

It may not never be like it was.

Grab whatever it is and hold on to it till you get to where you are trying to go.

What I’m trying to tell you is, 

You can’t be saved by what it was,

You can only be saved by what it is.

If Paula and the prisoners had insisted that the only way they can float was on a whole boat, they would have died in the water.

But they took what it is, not what it was 

And said, “It is not what it used to be, but it is still enough for me to make it all in”

Look at yourself in the mirror and say, “I’ll make it all in off what I’ve got left”

“I can’t make it off what I lost”

“I can’t make it off what I used to have”

“I can’t make it off what I used to be”

“I can’t make it off I used to do”

“I cannot be who I was yesterday”

“I can only take what I’ve got left”

“If I needed more boat, he (God) would have given me more boat”

He didn’t promise to save my boat, 

He promised to save ME.

I want you to understand that you can make it on pieces

See, I worry about the world we live in today,

If we are running from real trouble, I mean real trouble, I don’t know if we can survive like we used to survive

Because people today don’t know how to do anything unless they got everything.

People today can’t make cornbread without milk

People today can’t make dinner without microwave

But where I came from, you didn’t follow the recipe, you follow what was in the refrigerator.

You don’t have to have everything in the recipe to able to cook dinner

You don’t have to have a perfect person to have a marriage

You don’t have to have a perfect job to pay the bills

Everybody in the church don’t have to like you so you can have church

You can make it on broken pieces

Stop focusing on what you lost; 

And start living on what you’ve got left

I learnt that every blessing doesn’t come to stay;

Every relationship wasn’t meant to last

Every friend is not going to be a long lasting friend

God will send people in you life for a season because you needed them at that time in your life

And if they walk out, don’t stand there at the tomb of what used to be and cry over what was

Because if you needed them for the future, they would have stayed

All that left you couldn’t stay

And all that stayed couldn’t leave you

To God be the glory for the things he has done!








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