GOD’S NOT DEAD Actor Samuel Rodriguez: ‘When We Are Driven By The Truth Of God’s Promises, Then We Can Go’

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GOD’S NOT DEAD Actor Samuel Rodriguez: ‘When We Are Driven By The Truth Of God’s Promises, Then We Can Go’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Samuel Rodriguez — pastor, bestselling author, producer, and actor — recently shared details about his book, Persevere With Power, and his thoughts on moving on from failure. 

In Persevere With Power, Rodriguez focused on Elijah and Elisha. 

“We’re living in a very interesting social, political and cultural environment,” he explained of that decision. “A spiritual climate that is not engaging. And it hit me — we are living just like in the days of Ahab, Jezebel and Baal. We have an antidote in plow pushers like Elisha, whom the prophet Elijah encounters in I Kings 19. Elijah throws his cloak on Elisha to show he is Elijah’s successor. It shifted the trajectory of a nation and prompted me to write the book.”

The GOD’S NOT DEAD: A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS actor also spoke about how he moves on from failures. 

“One of the most repeated phrases in Scripture is ‘Go,’’’ Rodriguez shared. “Don’t get stuck behind the wounds of the past, things you did to others or yourself. There’s something greater waiting on the other side. Each of us goes through seasons when we are plow pushers, but we cannot be defined by what we push. We must be defined by what we carry — and that is destiny and purpose.”

He continued, “Those who rise up and say, ‘As for me and my house, we’re going to go,’ these are the individuals who occupy God’s promises. People who, like Elisha, change the world around them for good. It requires audacious faith, tenacity and resilience. We need to get our heart right, which is the place of inspiration; our mind right, which is information; and our hands right, which is impartation.”

“When we are driven by the truth of God’s promises, of who he is, of what he has ordained us to do and to be, then we can go. And that stuck season comes to an end,” he concluded. 

Persevere With Power is available here

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