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Overcoming Your Failures
with Jon Erwin, Hollywood Film Director & Producer
Learning from Failure
Failure is inevitable. But it’s never the end of your story. With Jesus, we can use disappointments as a springboard to transformation and renewal.
This week on Relentless Hope, Jon Erwin, filmmaker of “I Can Only Imagine,” teaches us how to succeed by learning how to fail well. Let’s get inspired by his testimony.
Words of Hope:
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston Churchill
In part 1 of Relentless Hope, Jon Erwin shares his journey in the film industry and how he learned failure is sometimes the best thing for us. After experiencing disappointment in producing one of his movies, he faced a difficult season. However, once he looked deep within, he made changes that eventually led him to the success of “I Can Only Imagine” and the launch of Kingdom Story Company. His willingness to look introspectively taught him how to be an effective leader and inspire others.
In part 2 of the 3-part series, Jon Erwin emphasizes the importance of valuing and empowering one’s team, stating that individuals can inspire, but teams change the world. He believes leadership is the art of pulling out others’ greatness—greatness they may not see in themselves. Jon strives to be a servant leader, like Jesus, and live by God’s principles to achieve success.
In part 3 of Relentless Hope, Jon Erwin teaches that legacy is about sharing your story and testimony. His film company aims to relate emotionally to his audience and showcase the transformative power of Jesus. He encourages us to remember God’s unconditional love and infinite forgiveness, regardless of who we are or what we’ve done. God can change the situation, redeem it, heal it, and transform us.
Scripture to reflect on:
“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings: because we know that suffering produces perseverance;”
– Romans 5:3
Closing prayer for Jon’s story:
Dear Lord, I know it’s time to face my failures so that I may learn, grow, and evolve from them. Still, I fear I’m not living up to Your expectations. I want to be the person You know I can be. Please help me release my fears about failure, insecurities, and doubts. And please fill me with confidence, trust, and security. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’s Name, amen.
P.S.…Jesus Revolution coming to theaters near you!
Jon Erwin’s new film, Jesus Revolution, will be in theaters everywhere on February 24! The movie stars Jonathan Roumie (The Chosen), Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Nashville), and Kelsey Grammer (Frasier). It aims to inspire people to draw closer to Jesus or meet him for the first time. This film may start a spiritual awakening similar to the Jesus Movement—one of the greatest revivals of all time. Let’s pray for this movie to profoundly impact everyone who sees it!
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