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Getting Out of the “Rut Lifestyle” 5/17/12
Jeremy Donovan Helps Readers to Get Out of their Rut in His New Book, “The Hard Way,” Which Tells the Story of How He Went from Rock Bottom to Youth Pastor
Anyone who is stuck in a rut knows it can feel next to impossible to get out. In his new book, The Hard Way, Jeremy Donovan offers his readers some valuable insight on how to turn one’s life around and get out of the rut without having to hit rock bottom first.
Jeremy Donovan knows too well how difficult getting out of a rut in life can be, having been in a rut of drugs, anger, and depression before finding God and turning his life around to become a youth pastor with a happy and loving family life. The Hard Way is written in a tone that is accessible to teenagers and people who are stuck in the “rut lifestyle,” offering the helpful advice of someone who has been there too, not condemnation.
Some of his advice for getting out of the “rut lifestyle” includes:
- The first step in getting out of the rut lifestyle is to acknowledge something is wrong and that you may need help.
Today… I realize that I could have avoided the entire disaster if I had just stopped, gotten honest with myself, acknowledged something was wrong, and then followed through with a proper diagnosis.
- Don’t try to go it alone.
You will definitely need God’s help; you will also need God’s people. Surround yourself with those who love you, who support you, who believe in you.
- Remember that 12 days can be longer than 12 years.
The first days when coming out of the rut will absolutely be the most difficult. They will seem an eternity. With God’s help and with the help of your new support team, you can do it!
It is a must-read for every parent and teenager. Donovan takes risks in telling his story, but those risks have the potential to save the lives of his readers, who will find solace and guidance in his words.
After a lifetime of struggling with inner demons, anger, and addictions, Jeremy Donovan encountered God in a rehab center and began the healing process. He has since gone on to become the youth pastor of Destiny Life church, a multi-campus church in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. In 2008, he along with friend and ministry-partner, Matt Moore, founded“The SOZO Movement.” Sozo is a series of testimonies from everyday people sharing the love and power of Jesus Christ. Jeremy is highly involved in Master’s Commission, USA, the Bible College/Discipleship program he attended after coming out of a rehab program. His book, The Hard Way, has already received notable endorsements that include Matthew Barnett and The Dream Center, among others.