In the latest edition of 'People' Magazine, Steve Harvey graces the cover with that million dollar smile of his and exudes the bubbly personality that he has.
People magazine sat down with Steve Harvey for an exclusive interview where Steve Harvey opened up about the testimony of his success. How he went from being homeless, living in his car, enduring things in life which made him strong; and gave him the will to succeed. Who would of ever thought that Steve Harvey went from homelessness to stuntin' in some gator shoes. Nobody knew the miles and miles he had to walk in hell, just to create heaven on earth.
For many people who give an account of their success and reveal of knowing they would get there, for Steve Harvey it was different. Hope was like a luxury for him that he could not afford.
"It kills me when I hear very successful people say, 'I always knew I would get here,' " he stated. "I didn't. I always hoped I would get somewhere, but this is above and beyond. My imagination didn't even go this big."
Taking a risk to pursue his comedian career by quitting his job, Steve Harvey took a paycut earning an estimate of $50 dollars a week, separating from his wife and trying to make his dreams come true, against all odds. Steve Harvey found himself homeless,
"That was an ugly period, just very painful," Harvey conveyed to People magazine of becoming homeless in the late '80s.
Harvey even hit his lowest point (and that is usually where God will allow you to go in order to propel you like a rocket but that's another article) and it was at the lowest point Steve Harvey got intimate with God and began to truly hear Him for the first time. He heard this voice talking to him, the God in him (some would even say his highest aspect of himself in order for Steve to elevate). During an emotional period of his life, Steve heard God saying to him,
'If you keep going, I'm going to take you places you've never been,' " he revealed. "It was like God said, 'Don't quit, you're almost there.' "
Since that encounter and revelation, Steve Harvey went on to host his own radio show, The Steve Harvey Morning Show in New York City on 107.5 WBLS. He also wrote several books, including his 2009 all time best sellling Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which transpired into a movie, that followed with a sequel. Steve became the new face and host of the classic TV show, Family Feud; and continued to expedite himself into the entertainment business. Steve developed his own successful daytime talk show, The Steve Harvey Show. With all of this, Harvey built his entertainment empire and generated an estimate worth of $100 million and counting.
Looking at Steve Harvey, you would of thought it was easy for him but his testimony is the epitome of how you can't judge a book by its cover because there is more that meets the eye when it comes to Steve. The things he experienced and endured in life were not in vain, they are all part of this master plan to get Steve Harvey where he is today. His experiences and the lessons he gained from them are a treasured chest for Harvey, who guides and empower many people that come to his show; by sharing his insight, knowledge and wisdom. Steve would not have been able to do those things, if he did not have that kind of testimony. You never know the tomorrow that today is preparing you for.
Loving himself some custom made suits and wearing gators, today Steve Harvey is a happily married man, created some children and has his own family. He is also and became the antidote to heal millions across the world from the ills of life and their experiences. Learning the many lessons of life and even as he goes along, Steve Harvey expressed to People magazine that he never wants to go back to his past.
"I'm running from homelessness," he opened up."I can't ever be in that position again."
And secured his future to make sure he always has a career.
"If my show gets canceled, I've got three more. I don't have any free time, but I have 12 jobs."
What can you learn from this? What kind of gems of wisdom can you acquire from Steve Harvey's testimony? Well, that answer lies within you. He didn't always have a home but his dreams where always housed in his soul, God furnished Steve Harvey with a vision even when he couldn't see it sometimes. No matter what dungeon Steve found himself in, he garnered the courage to build his castle and create a residency of success.
So, pick up the latest issue of People, check out Steve Harvey's interview. Hopefully, you'll learn something that will give you some insight into your own goals and dreams.
Article Reference: People Magazine