The title of this book captured my attention: I’m Possible: Jumping into Fear and Discovering a Life of Purpose.
The author, Jeremy Cowart was named the “Most Influential Photographer On The Internet” by Huffington Post in 2014.
This book tells the story of how he jumped into fear and said yes to opportunites that led to his successful career.
Throughout his childood, Cowart struggled in school and felt like he couldn’t succeed. His parents encouraged him to follow his passion for art and instilled in him the truth— “he could do all things through Christ who gave him strength.”
He took this attitude with him and faced his fears with determination.
“There are a million reasons to limit your possibilities. But so often those limitations are born in fear–fear of the unknown, fear of instability, fear of failure.”
I’m Possible will inspire you to jump into fear and follow the dreams God placed on your heart so you can discover a life of purpose.
His creative ideas prospered and helped people from all over the world find hope and healing.
“God throws ideas at me like crumpled-up paper wads. My job? To pick up those paper wads. To flatten them out. To read the messages like a map. And to follow that map.”
“Among the most important advice I give to my fellow creators and entrepreneurs is this: see the gaps, the holes, the missed opportunities, especially in times of need or crisis. Then do something about it.”
Cowart saw the gaps when he followed his ideas and started The Purpose Hotel. Everything in the Purpose Hotel connects to a cause or need and helps serve the needy. Every room sponsors a child and blankets are sewn by survivors of human trafficking.
“Time after time, I have refused to obey the voice of fear. In fact, I’ve jumped into things my fear was warning me against. And time after time, doing the very thing I was afraid to do had led to incredible possibilities.”
This book has a section displaying Cowart’s art where he photographed people around the world. His photographs brought awareness to important causes and helped provide financial aid to those in need.
I’m Possible: Jumping into Fear and Discovering a Life of Purpose will inspire you to follow the nudges of God and “walk in faithfulness to the dreams He’s planted in you.”
I received a free copy of this book from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.