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Sarah Jakes Roberts, T.D. Jakes’ daughter, recently went viral after she took off her wig mid-sermon while speaking at Potter’s House Church in Dallas, Texas. At the beginning of her sermon, Roberts was dressed in a bright, colorful dress, pink jacket and a straight black wig tied back into a high ponytail.

However, the wig unexpectedly slid back on her head as the 34-year-old shared a message about staying “locked in” with God. Instead of shying away from the wig mishap, Roberts took the wig off and used the incident to share with the congregation how obedience to God is more important than outer appearance.

She said, “I don’t care. Y’all don’t think this is my hair? Do you? I really don’t care because none of this is really necessary. Because I recognize what is really necessary if the wigs stay on or not. If the shoes stay on or not. I know what I’m really here for. I understand that I came in to lock in on something.”

Roberts continued, “You can make the memes and make the videos. One thing I know for sure is being locked in on a word. And if this is a distraction, then let it fall off. Because at the end of the day, I believe that I am called to bring a breakthrough in this room. And if I’m in the way of the breakthrough, then move me out of the way.”

Roberts told the congregation what she wanted more than anything for miracles to break out, and “if miracles are going to break out, then let a wig fall off.” She said, “Y’all think I need this? I don’t need this. I do it because it makes me look good. But at the end of the day, I know what’s good. I know that if He goes before me, I know that if His Spirit breathes in this room — I came for power; I came for breakthrough; I came so somebody could get healed.”

She continued, “I came so somebody could experience the wonderful working power of God. I heard that God is still performing miracles. So, I asked God to let me be a part of it. I don’t care if I have to be embarrassed. If you get the glory at the end of the day, then don’t let it fool you. The worst you can do is make it about you when God is trying to use you. When you make it about you when God is trying to use you, you’ll miss the moment when glory can come through you.”

Roberts added that appearance shouldn’t be more important than allowing God’s work to be fulfilled in the life of a Christian, adding, “Wait a minute. When we’ve been in a fight before, do we or do we not have to let a few things snatch off so that we can show up? At the end of the day, I’m about it for real. I don’t care what it takes. I have to make it to the other side.”

Roberts concluded her sermon by telling the congregation that obeying God won’t always be pretty or cute, saying, “I don’t care what they say about me. I care that God gets the glory. Paul didn’t mind doing what it took to be who God needed him to be at any given moment,” referring to the Apostle Paul.

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