4 days ago
Dear Child of Destiny,
In 2017 I submitted for an opportunity in New York. I didn’t get it and after giving myself a few days to sulk and be angry, I said, "Okay God I am hurting and I don’t understand what you’re doing, but I trust you
While THE LIGHT was running at a very small theater in Chicago (mind you I was not at Steppenwolf, Goodman, or Victory Gardens- Chicago’s big theaters), I got an email from MCC saying they were interested in reading the play. To be honest, I didn’t even know what an MCC was lol. But I googled them, and saw they did Philip Dawkins play Charm. I loved and adored Philip, so I said if its good enough for him, its good enough for me lol. And I sent them the play, one of the artistic directors came to see it, and after a little bit of silence, they said they wanted to do it
Y’all I knew absolutely nobody in New York Theater. Hell at the time, I didn’t even have an agent. I say this to whoever is reading because people will always tell you what you need to “make it.” The big agent, the prestigious institutions, the massive network of important people. And I had nothing but this story God put in my heart
As we closed the show Sunday, to which I am grateful to every single person who lended their gifts on the project from the artistic, production, and front of house staff, to MCC just choosing my story to open their new space.
But as we closed the show Sunday, I reflected on all the wonderful things that had happened throughout this process, it all came together
See we pray to God for breadcrumbs. And when he says no, we get angry, depressed and go on this whole, "why have you forsaken me", tangent. But he's saying baby if only you understood I said no to the breadcrumbs, because soon I'm going to give you a freshly baked loaf of bread with the most fattening butter man can make
To whoever out there is dejected and angry in the dream, baby let it all go. Trust that at the right moment, if you keep moving forward, even if you don’t have all the things they say you need to “make it”, your loaf will be right around the corner
I have no other words besides God is faithful.
Loy ❤️❤️ #romans828