A few months ago, David and I had the privilege of meeting actor, Tyler Perry, in Atlanta where he lives. He was one of the nicest, sweetest, humblest guys! (In fact, we didn’t suggest this selfie…. HE did!)
By the time he was 22 years old, he had already been a bill collector and a used car salesman. But what he really wanted, was to put together his first show.
He cashed in his entire life’s savings to rent a playhouse, build a set, and hire a cast. By then, his car payment was behind and he was two months late on his own rent.
But, all he needed was for 200 people to come to his show for each of the 4 nights and he would take home a $14,000 profit. He was gonna RAKE IT IN!
But, only 30 people showed up.
He LOST EVERYTHING and ended up homeless! (Sounds like a great time to give up, doesn’t it?)
Today, Tyler Perry is a successful director, screenwriter, actor, and comedian, worth over 600 million dollars!
When our life looks like a MESS, we can’t whine about where we are… we have to get up and try again!
We have to call for a “do-over”!
Just like Tyler, we have to passionately pursue the future that God has planned or us.
We just have to KEEP ON!