In an Instagram post, Director Tyler Perry revealed the city of Atlanta has added a Tyler Perry Studio Sign located just one mile from his studio.
In the post, Perry begins by saying that even though he didn’t have anything when he moved to Atlanta, he remained faithful to God and God blessed him. He also shared scripture to help those who want to give up because their dream doesn’t look like it will come to fruition.
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Driving into work today I saw these signs on the highways being changed. My eyes filled with water knowing what God has allowed to happen in my life. Atlanta has truly been the promised land for me. I came here with nothing, lived off Sylvan Road, ended up homeless and starving, but I was always praying and believing. I was always keeping the faith, knowing that if I worked hard, did my absolute best, kept my integrity, honored every blessing, and remained grateful through it all that everything would work out. And it has, thank God. But to all of you looking at my life now, I want to share a scripture/prayer that helped me keep going from St. Mark 9:23-25. It’s a simple prayer by a man who had faith, a man who believed, but still had doubts. He said, “LORD I believe but help my unbelief.” Even in my darkest times when I wanted to give up, I kept believing, and I asked God to help me to believe past any naysayer, any doubt, and any problem. Just know that it is possible to believe in your dream and still wonder how or when it’s going to happen. Stay the course. Pray, work, believe and repeat. You’ll get there. Just believe for as much as you can, and ask God to help you believe for the rest!
He also shared scripture to help those who want to give up because their dream doesn’t look like it will come to fruition.
Earlier this year Perry shut the BET Awards showdown with his acceptance speech for The Ultimate Icon Award. During his speech, Perry revealed that the land where his studio is located was a Confederate Army base at one time but now “the land is owned by one negro.”