Hollywood actor and producer, Tyler Perry unveils a new Highway sign leading to his new studio, as he expressed gratitude to God seeing the old sign being replaced with his name. The newly updated highway sign was pointing to his studio, which reads:
“one mile from Tyler Perry Studios”.
The sign originally read Fort McPherson, which is the historic army base that was mostly sold to Perry in 2016. He purchased 330 acres of the historic land on the decommissioned Fort McPherson Army Base.
Tyler Perry who cannot believe his eyes and speaking about his rags to riches journey, the man whose Studios is already poised to become one of the largest motion picture studios in the U.S. penned these words to celebrate the achievement. He said:
“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 said.