Tyler Perry took to social media with a timely and much-needed message about feeling unworthy and changing your mindset.
The entertainment mogul recalled attending Oprah Winfrey‘s Legends Ball in 2005 and feeling like he wasn’t worthy of being in a room that was filled with legends and icons in entertainment.
He went on to share how the experience and words from Yolanda Adams changed his life’s path.
When I was in my early 30s I didn’t know Oprah very well, but she gave me an experience that changed my life and set me on a path that has allowed me to try and do the same for many others.
She invited me to her Legends Ball, and I have to tell you, I was sitting in that room just looking at all of those legends, from a future President named Barack Obama to Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Maya Angelou, Coretta Scott King, and Sidney Poitier. I mean, all my icons. Everywhere I turned there was someone else who blew my mind.
Being there in that moment, something happened that changed my life’s path. You see, at that age I struggled with feeling worthy of good things. I often felt small, like I didn’t belong. But what I now know, looking back from my 52 years of living in this body, is that that feeling comes from the abuse I endured, the things that were said and done to me as a child.
But hear me clearly, I had to do away with that feeling because that is a dangerous mindset. Feeling unworthy can cause you to miss your greatest blessing. And trust me, I know how hard it is to feel worthy, especially when you grow up in an abusive household. Thank God I got past it.
One of the things that helped me heal was being in that room. When I was sitting at a table with Yolanda Adams I said out loud, “What am I doing in this room?” She turned to me and said, “YOU BELONG IN THIS ROOM!” And I never forgot it.
The understanding that I BELONG IN THE ROOM quickly shifted my perspective. I tell you, you will be surprised what you see when your mind allows you to understand that you belong in the room.
In that very moment I decided to UP MY DREAMING!! And God met me at the level that I started to dream on.
On the last day of the ball, there at the gospel brunch, I was asked what I thought, and my response is in this short clip. I really did start to dream bigger and by doing that, God has blown my mind.
I said all that to say this, the people in your life who make you dream bigger are the points on your soul’s compass.
Follow that dream!! Follow that faith!! God bless you.
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One thing about Tyler Perry…he’s going to drop a good word when you need it.