Steve Harvey has long been a household name, and a warm presence on TV screens across the country. Since his comedy career first launched in 1990, Steve has become one of the biggest stars in show business with success in live comedy performances, film, TV, radio, and books.
Steve Harvey Credits God for His Successes
Steve Harvey’s career finally took off in his late 30’s after decades of hardship–including years he spent homeless. But in a tearful speech to mark the closing of a chapter in his life, Steve credits God with all that he’s been able to do, and the life he’s gotten to live.
“God has given me a life far beyond anything I ever dreamed about,” Steve said in a speech at his “Grand Finale” comedy show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. While the special came at the end of his popular talk show, The Steve Harvey Show, as well as his time hosting the popular series Little Big Shots, Steve simply called it a turning of the page in his life.
As he thanked a series of people who have been alongside him for most of his 27-year career, Steve quoted Bishop T.D. Jakes who said in a sermon, “I would hate to die and never do the thing I was born to do.”
Steve continued, “God let me do it,” talking about his decades on stage, in front of audiences, and with the Steve Harvey Show.
“I’m not a perfect christian, ya dig? But my life has gotten to this point…God has positioned me just this way, to be just like I am, to say what I say how I say it. And I am just a living witness that you can be an imperfect soldier and still be in the army, fighting for God almighty.” He continues, “Don’t you think you’ve got to be perfect, ‘cause I ‘aint.”
In the series finale of his talk show, Steve sat down with Bishop T.D. Jakes, which he called “so fitting for this occasion.”
Steve told T.D. Jakes that he doesn’t really know what he plans to do next.
“I expect though, that God’s got something really great in store for me.”
T.D. jumps in with a word of encouragement telling Steve, “You’re not supposed to know…life is a mystery. If you take away the mystery and everything was certain, you wouldn’t need faith.”
He continues, “Faith functions best when you don’t know.”
The two friends talk about real-life examples of instability and how God works through it and develops our faith.
“Creativity comes in uncertainty,” T.D. says.