Tenth Avenue North lead singer Mike Donehey says a car accident changed how he viewed God's plan for his life.

In his senior year of high school, Donehey flipped his car six times, leaving him with intense injuries.

Donehey says, “I wasn’t wearing my seatbelt, I got thrown out of the car, I broke my back in two places, broke my face, ear was ripped off, put in an ambulance, flat-lined five times on the way to the hospital," on the Pure Flix Podcast.

Donehey's active lifestyle was put on hold as he was forced to lay on his back for two months as his body healed from the trauma. In those two months, Donehey discovered his love for music.

Donehey says, “That was the first time I asked for a guitar, so I didn’t learn how to play guitar until I was 18.

“It came on the heels of having all my plans dashed … it was actually the beginning of a new dream. That was the start of when I stopped asking God … ‘What is your plan for my life?’ because my plans got shattered in a moment.”

Out of that traumatic event, Donehey found a successful music career with Tenth Avenue North and now his first book.

In his book, Finding God's Life for My Will: His Presence Is the Plan, Donehey alludes to his own journey from that fateful car accident: "This is my story … how I gave up begging to know God's will and began to ask His life to come and change my will."

Donehey believes that “absolute vulnerability” keeps our focus on God and His plan, rather than our own version of success.

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