- File Size: 1141 KB
- Print Length: 77 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Ifeoma Samuel (August 16, 2016)
- Publication Date: August 16, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01HYD35KM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Overcome Failure: Get Back On Your Feet Kindle Edition
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Unique in style, Ifeoma Samuel’s writing is always personable and direct. Her new book, Overcome Failure, is much more like a series of letters than a traditional novel. Informal and practical, Overcome Failure is a quick, light read.
However, the subject matter is not easy, even if presented simply. This is a disinfectant sort of topic. Ifeoma’s words sometimes sting as they come into contact with the reader’s reality (including my own!) By exposing lies and sins associated with failure, Ifeoma ultimately offers balm after the disinfectant: the hope we have in Jesus Christ.
Packed with Scripture and blunt, quotable phrases, I found this book enjoyable and useful.
In this quick read, you’ll be met with conviction, challenges, and a few grammatical errors. Ifeoma even describes how she has trouble spelling one word correctly (every time she tries.) I can identify. But this less-than-perfect-book by Ifeoma clearly demonstrates the grace of God and His desire to use our failures and weaknesses to His glory.
If fear of or feeling of failure plague you, put your grace glasses on and grab a copy of this pep-talk from a true, Christ-loving encourager.
Failure can trigger a lot of painful emotions. It can derail you, raise your self-doubt, ad heighten your anxiety. It often brings unnecessary stigma and shame.
We have all been there. We've all had our moments and days and even years of failing at various things we set out to do.
It is often said that "failure is a necessary precursor or stepping stone to ultimate success."
If you study history, you will find that all stories of great success are also stories of persisting through failure and triumph over adversity.
But how do you really turn these adversities and failures and setbacks into a stepping stone?
We've all had our share of struggles, sorrows and setbacks. But it is easy to ignore our own pain; and just sit back to admire others who are blazing the trail. We often overlook their setbacks and the failures the had to overcome and only see the end success. Probably because we are unable to deal with our's. And sometimes we conclude: "they just got lucky" "they are well connected" "its their family money or fame".
But that's a bunk. While it may have been a little bit of each plus others, what ultimately led to their success was their refusal to allow their setbacks and failures to define them.
So how do you do that?
Whether in your Christian walk, your relationships, your career, your business and every other aspects of your life; how do you overcome failure?
How do you turn setbacks into stepping stones for success?
I have read lots of self-help book on this subject. A lot of which where just motivational. I am recommending this book because it provides encouragement from the Scriptures to help you walk through your setbacks and overcome them.
Overcome Failure: Get Back to on Feet is an easy read authored by one of my very good blogging friend and sister Ifeoma Samuel at Purposeful and Meaningful blog.
This review should have come earlier, I was dealing with some setbacks and this book came just in time. I was skeptical of reading it though because i thought it was going to be another motivational book that lacks encouragement from God's word. But then, I finally got myself t reading it and I had to re-read the book a couple of times. The book has been very helpful and an immense blessing to me. As it did offer encouragement and practical ways that enabled me walk through that phase.
In life there are many opportunities for us to fail, be it in out relationships, marriage, work, business etc. When we fail, getting back up is something we must do. And so I recommend this book as a good place to start.
The book contains sixteen chapters. Each of the sixteen chapters stand alone, and the author uses Bible scriptures to confirm and explain each lesson. At the end of each lesson are questions that will help you think through what you've read and a prayer to cement what you are digesting.
She has used Biblical examples of those who failed and those who learned to speak success into their self talk. Being a relational writer, she uses her personal challenges as examples which reveals her as one of us with daily struggles and challenges and offers a great encouragement that we are not alone in our struggles.
Along with this book is a companion journal with spaces for you to write your thoughts and how certain scriptures have spoken to you.
This book qualifies to be used as a devotional, and would work well too in a Study Group.
Overall, I have benefited from and enjoyed this book immensely and recommend it for those who struggle with failure in any of its many forms.
I was convicted of my decision to turn away from God’s whispers of love. As Ifeoma shares: “When you are not Word-filled, you get caught up in the web of noisy empty statements spoken into your life.”
But God always works in His incredible timing. I began reading Overcome Failure during a Facebook fast on our family holiday, which forced me to slow more and to ingest what Ifeoma shared. Her personal stories of struggles also helped me to better identify my own and to not be discouraged by the self-destructive path I’d taken, but to receive my convicted heart as an invitation: “to wear the cloak of grace and wear it well.”
And clothed in this grace and the encouragement of a fellow daughter of the King, my heart has been opening to receive the Scriptural-based truths Ifeoma shares in her book that I had been yearning to be reminded of all along. And it is these truths that have begun to combat the lies that drove me to strive, rather than thrive, in the first place:
- "Are you quick to forget Joshua and Caleb? … They were not speaking mere words or just being positive, they understood the power that was backing them up."
- "Only patient people can fully surrender … It is better to wait on the LORD. Those who do, outrun their peers."
- "Living is about gratitude in everyday miracles."
- "No negative situation should redefine who God has called you to be."
- "I am not afraid of tomorrow because Jesus has got it covered."
There is so much more in this book than I have shared here, so I’d encourage you to pick up a copy for yourself on Amazon and let the Spirit of God speak to you personally through it, in whatever circumstance, emotions or frame of mind you find yourself in, so that you might:
"find hope, courage and strength to get up, to overcome and to flourish using God’s Word."
I have included some of my favorite quotes in the attached graphics.
Thank you, Ifeoma for surrendering to bless. Thank you for choosing to encourage and serve others in the midst of your own grave health struggles, trusting in God to provide the strength and open doors you have needed. May God multiply the blessing in this surrendered offering and work of your hands.
# please note I received a free copy of this book, but this review shares my own opinion and is not influenced by having received a free copy.
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