Don’t Give Up Book Review

Some days are harder than others. I get that we each have our cross to bear, but sometimes I want to trade with someone! I know that is a ridiculous desire. I don’t know what you are dealing with or the things you are walking through. For all I know, the things you are experiencing are far worse than anything I can imagine.

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We only get to know about each other, what we want each other to know.

In my early morning feelings of loneliness and despair, I picked up Don’t Give Up, the newest book by Kyle Idleman,  and continued reading. I am happy to announce that I have read more than just a few pages before I felt the need to stop and ponder, which usually leads to a blog post.

Here’s what I read under Choose to Overcome, in Chapter 3- Keep Perspective. Kyle wrote; “Instead of feeling like a victim, we choose to use what’s happened to us as a springboard propelling us to greatness.

Sound overly optimistic? A little too Tony Robbins for you? 

It’s not. This is the power of God in your life. Paul reminds us in Ephesians 1:19-20 that the same power that brought Jesus back is available to us. The power that overcame death can help us overcome our circumstances. Our confidence to overcome is not a confidence in ourselves, but in the Holy Spirit, who is in us.

The truth is, life is difficult for everyone. Some choose to be defeated. Others choose to overcome. Interestingly, it’s often the people who have faced the most difficulty who succeed the most wildly.

And just like that, I’m praying (again); “God use the circumstances of my life, the most painful ones- those I would rather not take out and look at, use those, Lord, to help someone find You”.

I shared a post yesterday from my friend Trevor, from Bunker HQ, He inspires me with his words. He inspires me with his wisdom and simple faith in God.

Are you going through something you’d rather not? Are you struggling with the “Whys” and “What ifs”? Read Trevor’s post and considering reading Don’t Give Up. It could change the way you view your situation, which could change the way you respond and react. If you change the way you think, you could change the world! One person at a time.


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