Special to Inside The Pew
TULSA, Okla. – When his self-destructive nature spiraled out of control and threatened to take his life, Jeremy Donovan found salvation and redemption through God, turning his life around to become healthy and successful.
In his new book, “The Hard Way,” Donovan shares his story and the lessons to be learned from it with his readers, helping to save them from having to learn the hard way, “The hard way is not the way to go. It’s, well, hard. Even when things seem fun and you’re getting away with it, that boulder can come and take you out.”
When Donovan hit rock bottom, he saw no way off of the path that he was on, “I was at rock bottom and saw no way out… but I hadn’t bargained for God’s intervention!” After he attempted to OD on drugs and pills, God clearly spoke to his heart, urging him, “Quit trying and get help.”
Donovan, who now serves as youth pastor of Destiny Life church, a multi-campus church in the Tulsa, Okla., area. urges his readers who are on a similar path to ask God to help them change, “Right this moment, you can stop, pray, and ask God to search your heart. Then ask Him to help you change, and show you how to change. He is faithful and He will answer that prayer.”
He reminds readers that God’s message to each of us is, “‘I love you so much. You are my favorite and I am proud of you. I want what is best for you. Trust in me to give you the desires of your heart.’” It is this message that will ultimately carry Donovan’s readers through their trials and help them to find the grace that they need to see them through the long road back to the right path.
Making these choices helps readers to “close the doors to destruction” and rewrite their legacies.
In 2008, he along with friend and ministry-partner, Matt Moore, founded “The SOZO Movement,” a series of testimonies from everyday people sharing the love and power of Jesus Christ.
Donovan’s show airs on Revolution TV (ReVTV), http://RevTV.com, a live streaming network that broadcasts in hi-definition over the Internet, mobile devices, and IPTV.
Learn more about Donovan at http://jeremydonovan.me/