On a beautiful Sunday morning after sending my tithes to my home church, my friend and I were off to The Potter’s House of Dallas for “Instinct Sunday”. Bishop T. D. Jakes was giving a sermon on “your” instinct, and how to listen to it. The sermon did not disappoint. It held something for all ages. My sisters of a certain age, he did not leave us out. His sermon came partly from his new book “Instinct–The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive”. It’s not really a self-help book, nor is it a motivational book. It is a book about what we all have–INSTINCT.
Bishop Jakes continued his message on “Instinct” and transformation on Oprah’s Lifeclass where he brought it home to the “women of a certain age”. I invite all of you to find this episode–it resonated with me. Remember, I’ve told you that I don’t have a bucket list, I have an I’m gonna do list.
One of my favorite quotes from the book “Instinct” comes from chapter 17 (Instinctive Relationships). I remember my mother telling me something similar. The quote is: “If you network only with people who do what you do and have what you have, then there’s no intersection of variations. You might make a nice mop or wig, but you won’t have a net that benefits the world! Networks are built on strands that cross lines and make connections in spite of facing different directions or diverse perspectives”.
This quote goes along with the saying that I gave you about the 6 girlfriends–we need to get out there and hang out with people other than those that are just like us.
I think this book can be a single read, book club read or a supplement to a class. It is a book about all of us.
Below are pictures of Bishop Jakes and “Instinct Sunday”.
Bishop Jakes concluded his sermon by telling the congregation that we need to ROAR after listening to our “Instinct”, and take charge of our lives. I hope that we will begin to ROAR as we remember “thisis(our)yourbestyear”.
You can view Bishop Jakes on Oprah’s Lifeclass on the OWN Network. He is doing 3 parts. If you miss these episodes, you may be able to find them On Demand. The book is In bookstores on May 6. You can also order from the Potter’s House on their website.
The Potter’s House: http://www.thepottershouse.org/