40 Profound and Inspiring T.D. Jakes Quotes

Inspiring Quotes by TD-Jakes

Thomas Dexter “T.D.” Jakes Sr. is an American pastor, author and filmmaker. He is currently the Bishop of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational megachurch with 30,000 members.

In addition to The Potter’s Touch, his church services and evangelical messages are broadcast around the world on other networks such as, the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Black Entertainment Television, the Daystar Television Network, The Word Network and The Miracle Channel in Canada.

Other aspects of his ministry include, MegaFest, Women Thou Art Loosed, and the International Pastor’s and Leadership Conference held on an annual basis.

Here are 40 of the Most Profound and Inspiring T.D. Jakes Quotes:

1. “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right int your purpose.” – T.D. Jakes

2. “Each day is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to Him.” – T.D. Jakes

3. “No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn’t in submission to God.” – T.D. Jakes

4. “It is your passion that empowers you to be able to do the thing you were created to do.” – T.D. Jakes

5. “Resist your fear; fear will never lead you to a positive end. Go for your faith and what you believe.” – T.D. Jakes

6. “I think it is important that we rebuild an atmosphere of forgiveness and civility in every aspect of our lives.” – T.D. Jakes

8. “Forgiveness is about empowering yourself, rather than empowering your past.” – T.D. Jakes

9th T.D. Jakes Quote: “We cannot embrace God’s forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.” – T.D. Jakes

10. “But I think my mistakes became the chemistry for my miracles. I think that my tests became my testimonies.” – T.D. Jakes

11. “Never make a permanent decision about a temporary situation.” – T.D. Jakes

12. “We are the people that we’ve been waiting for and no one else is coming.” -T.D. Jakes

13. “God has invested entirely too much in you for you to be comfortable in anything less than you were created to be.” – T.D. Jakes

14. “Unforgiveness denies the victim the possibility of parole and leaves them stuck in the prison of what was, incarcerating them in their trauma and relinquishing the chance to escape beyond the pain.” – T.D. Jakes

15. “There is nothing I’m any more passionate about than empowering the next generation.” – T.D. Jakes

16. “A whole woman will always attract a whole man. And when they touch, they will fuse to create a whole marriage. Ultimately, when the time is right, they will produce whole children.” – T.D. Jakes

17. “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.” – T.D. Jakes

18. “Sometimes what makes us insecure and vulnerable becomes the fuel we need to be overachievers.” T.D. Jakes

19th T.D. Jakes Quote: “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.” – T.D. Jakes

20. “When you don’t become fixated on winning the prize or appearing successful, and instead pursue your passions, then you will discover the fulfillment that comes from living by instinct.” – T.D. Jakes

21. “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.” – T.D. Jakes

40 Profound and Inspiring TD-Jakes Quotes

22. “When you hold on to your history you do it at the expense of your destiny.” – T.D. Jakes

23. “Other can inspire you, but the only thing that empowers you is what lies within you and learning how to better utilize what you’ve been given.” – T.D. Jakes

24. “Don’t lose your dignity and self-respect trying to make people love and appreciate you, when they just aren’t capable.” – T.D. Jakes

25. “A woman who walks in purpose doesn’t have to chase people or opportunities. Her light cause people and opportunities to pursue her.” – T.D. Jakes

26. “You face your greatest opposition when you’re closest to your biggest miracles.” – T.D. Jakes

27. “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.” – T.D. Jakes

28. “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.” – T.D. Jakes

29. “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” – T.D. Jakes

30. “Never settle for less than God’s best for your life.” – T.D. Jakes

40-Profound and Inspiring T.D. Jakes Quotes

31. “God knows what’s best for you. He knows where you are going and He has a plan to get you there.” – T.D. Jakes

32. “If you succeed at loving imperfect people, then it becomes plausible that somebody could love imperfect you.” – T.D. Jakes

33. “If you have the instinct, you can hire the intellect.” – T.D. Jakes

34. “Don’t be limited by people who despise your growth. They want you to remain the same so they will feel comfortable.” – T.D. Jakes

35. “Stop expecting your job to fund your vision. Your vision is probably bigger than your paycheck.” – T.D. Jakes

36. “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.” – T.D. Jakes

37th T.D. Jakes Quote: “If you stick your head in the sand and ignore things that you have the power to change, you can’t blame anyone when they don’t turn out right.” – T.D. Jakes

38. “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.” – T.D. Jakes

39. “Face the giants in your life, slay them, and move on. Do not be daunted by the mistakes and failures in your life.” – T.D. Jakes

40. “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.” – T.D. Jakes

Your turn:

Which T.D. Jakes Quote impacted you the most? Share below! 

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Yvonne I. Wilson is known for her prolific, dynamic leadership style with over twenty years in the healthcare industry. She is a trailblazer and a catalyst for change; a positive thinker and someone who is very passionate and optimistic about life. She is mantled as an end-time Apostolic Prophet with an extraordinary spirit of discernment, an exceptionally strong prophetic and healing anointing and a unique gift in prophetic intercessory prayer as she navigates through the realm of the spirit and as she ministers to the nations. With the Agape love of God and His undeniable purpose for which He has called her, God has given her a Prophetic Deliverance Ministry to bring deliverance to His people, to heal the wounded, rejected and emotionally scarred/broken in spirit, to break barriers, old paradigms and false teachings and to rebuild, establish and plant the things of God.

20 Comments on 40 Profound and Inspiring T.D. Jakes Quotes



  3. Solomon Amos // October 7, 2017 at 7:39 am //

    I love this qoute

  4. Jonathan Josiah // April 18, 2017 at 6:53 pm //

    Hi Yvonne
    God bless you for this wonderful job of inspiring and building the next generation like me.
    #29 does it for me. Genuine things in this world are only felt by the heart and not eyes and ears because the heart has a connection to God.
    God bless you, keep it up maam.

    • Hi Jonathan,

      Awesome! I am so happy to see you here at EMB and just as excited hearing such a positive feedback. That quote stood out for me as well. Whatever comes from the heart that is connected to God will definitely bring forth the things that are genuine, pure and peaceable.


  5. #35 does it for me. God bless you.

    Caleb Eze. -Nigeria.

  6. Hi Yvonne
    I’m so glad I stumbled on your blog..
    #28 does it for me, its true we tend to put our focus on achieving certain goal forgetting just to stop and be thankful for what we’ve achieved

    • Hi Mncedisi

      Welcome and happy that you were inspired. I agree it is very important to pause and give thanks and to do so every opportunity that is afforded to us.

      Cheers! 🙂

  7. It is highly empowering and transformative. Thank God for Bishop T. D. Jake’s.

  8. Godfrey onyango // December 12, 2016 at 1:22 pm //

    Hi Yvonne it good and inspiring to have red the quotes they are inspired by the Holy Spirit,, as i write to you now just want you to be my mam,, pls inspire me ,, encourage me,, challange me till i become somebody in this century

  9. Thank u so much I m also praying for a woman who lost her mom, she is not in a good space since she lost her mom

  10. Hi Yvonne,

    I’m glad I stumbled across your blog, and knew about T.D. Jakes because of it. It’s always great to hear quotes that talk about timeless principles, and that come from spiritual leaders. I see a lot of quotes from notable businessmen, athletes, authors, but there’s something captivating when I see those from spiritual leaders–I guess that’s just the wonder of spirituality–it can be applied to almost anything, if not everything.

    I like #27 the most, “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.” This is simply true in any circumstances, anytime, anywhere 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this gem.

    • Hi Ethan

      Welcome to my blog! : I am just as excited that you stumbled upon it and you were blessed by these quotes from T.D. Jakes. I agree that we have a lot of quotes from notable and influential people but there is just something about the quotes from spiritual leaders that speaks to principles, morals, character and integrity.

      Yes #27 is powerful. We must do all we can to change our own world after which the part about making a difference in the world I believe will come naturally.

      Thank you so much for visiting and adding value through your contribution. Cheers! Have a great week. You are welcome to stop by again.

  11. Hi Yvonne, we “met” on Enstine’s blog 🙂

    Words of wisdom from TD Jakes. I think the one that was most relevant to me was 39, about moving on from mistakes 🙂

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

    • Hi Joy,

      Welcome to my blog. Happy that we have connected and I am truly delighted by your presence here. Your contribution is valuable. I love all the quotes and like you, #39 resonated with me. Have a great day/week. Blessings & cheers! 🙂

  12. This hits home and is a fantastic tool to refer to in all aspects of our personal walk/journey/growth. Our blessed lives we should always be so appreciative over. Not always a smooth & easy walk but hands down the most prosperous ever! What more can one ever ask for? 👏

    • Hi Tara

      Great to see you once again. Hope your week got off to a fantastic start. I couldn’t agree with you more on this comment. The walk is not always easy but each day we see the blessings and experience what it is like to live the abundant life. Let us give thanks always. Have a great week ahead. 🙂

  13. Hi Yvonne,

    Great list indeed 🙂

    I always bookmark posts that have so many quotes, and I just couldn’t miss out on this one as well. Thanks for sharing it with us. Off to share it further. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

    • Hi Harleena

      Thanks for stopping by. Yes I know you love quotes a lot. Thanks for sharing and happy to hear you will also bookmark it. Have a great day/week ahead. Cheers! 🙂

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