Finding God's Life for My Will: His Presence Is the Plan (Paperback)
The lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for award-winning contemporary Christian band Tenth Avenue North shows readers that by seeking God first and focusing on serving Him, we can live daily in His will.
"Perhaps God isn't giving me the plan because He wants to be the plan."
This was the aha moment for Mike Donehey after years of wrestling with his obsession to know God's specific plans for his life. He came to the realization that waiting for absolute certainty from God before making decisions may seem uberspiritual, but it can lead to a life of intense stress, paralyzing fear, and crushing regret--just the opposite of the freedom granted to those living a Christ-filled life.
"This is my story...how I gave up begging to know God's will and began to ask His life to come and change my will."
With his signature humor and relentless hunger for God, Mike will show you that discovering the Father's purpose and plan for our lives is not the shell game that we all too often make it out to be. If you're unsure what to do next, take heart and accept the ultimate invitation: learn to see God as the plan, not simply the formula to the plan.
About the Author
MIKE DONEHEY is the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the Christian contemporary band Tenth Avenue North. Since 2000, he has been sharing the truth of the gospel in front of millions of people through song and speaking. Mike, his wife, Kelly, and their four daughters live in Nashville, Tennessee.
“Mike has been a friend of mine for years. He is equal parts fun, wise, and kind. He says what he believes, and he believes what he says. This book is full to the brim with words from a voice I trust, because Mike lives out the gospel message without pretense and with tremendous vulnerability.”—Bob Goff, author of New York Times bestsellers Love Does and Everybody, Always
“Who is waiting for you when the road rises up and smacks you in the face, when life sneaks up and hits you from behind and knocks you to your knees? Mike Donehey realized that it was from these positions he was in the best place to reach out for God’s hand and rise up. From accidents and intentions, decadence to ascension, his life and God’s will found a place called home.”—Ken Mansfield, author, producer, and former US manager of the Beatles’ Apple Records
“Some books are fun to read while others just hit home, but my friend Mike Donehey has a way of doing both here. He is brilliant with words; his storytelling makes you laugh out loud; and yet— with all humility—in every chapter he blindsides you with truth that spins you right into freedom. When you have all of this writ- ten by someone with the highest values and character, you end up with a resource God uses in your life. This is a must-read.”—Chuck Bomar, pastor of Colossae Church and author of Better Off Without Jesus and Serving Local Schools
“At times in our friendship, God has used Mike to tell me exactly what I need to hear at just the right moment. I believe many will feel that Mike has done the same for them after reading Finding God’s Life for My Will. Reading Mike’s words is like getting a new eyeglass prescription. You’ll see Jesus and life with new clarity, and the result will be joy, freedom, and peace. This is a great read for anyone looking to take a next step with Jesus while laughing along the way.”—Timothy Ateek, executive director of Breakaway Ministries
“Challenging, captivating, and convicting. In Finding God’s Life for My Will, Mike not only offers a refreshing perspective, but he also gives us the wisdom we need to really live the life we were always made for!”—Jordan Lee Dooley, bestselling author of Own Your Everyday and host of the SHE podcast
“It was a little intense, especially the car-crash part. It’s awesome. It’s amazing. It’s wonderful. It’s just a book you can read when you’re feeling down. It inspires you to help your feelings courage up so you’re feeling happy and have a great new start for the day.”—Eisley Donehey, age nine
“It’s very, like, calming, you know? It’s very peaceful, you know . . . like . . . it’s very good, and it has lots of pages, and I bet you would want to read it.”—Nora Donehey, age eight