With great courage, humility and transparency, Harold (“Hal”) Rosser shares the amazing journey of his life, including the fears, struggles, failures and challenges, as well as the joys, victories, miracles and lessons learned.
Hal takes us along the road that brought a kid with a 1.86 GPA in college who drank heavily to being a senior credit officer at one of the most respected financial institutions in the world and then to being the co-founder of a successful private equity firm and finally to founding his own private equity firm. He vulnerably tells about his fears and how he was always trying to prove he was good enough. Hal also talks about how he came to know Jesus and the profound impact it has had on his life, both personally and professionally, including an immediate healing through prayer that has led to 25 years without alcohol.
Looking back on his life, Hal ends by sharing and explaining eight lessons learned along the way:
- Keep asking “Am I actually fully committed to Jesus?”
- Living for yourself leads to an empty life.
- Being in a community with other followers of Jesus is essential and life-fulfilling.
- Many people are hurting and living superficial lives because they lack purpose and hope.
- We are all created uniquely and need each other.
- We need to release the expectations we have for others (particularly our closest loved ones) and learn to delight in them as God created them to be.
- Looking back at even our most difficult times, Jesus is with us every step of the way.
- Shame is a barrier to loving others and feeling loved, but we can get free of Shame by experiencing the unconditional love of Jesus.
This is a story of healing for anyone who has ever felt the shame of failures or being “not enough” or who is struggling with an addiction. It is a story of hope for anyone who wonders if Jesus is real or if God really has a purpose for their life. But mostly, it is a story of God’s unceasing love for and delight in one of his children–a love and delight he feels for each of us–and the miraculous power of accepting the open invitation to meet Jesus.