If They Can Do It, So Can You: A Video to Inspire You Today


Just hold tight, fix your eyes on the one who holds your life.

“If they can do it, so can you.” That’s what Mandisa wanted people to say to themselves when they saw the music video for her Billboard hit “Overcomer.”

The video features public figures who have fought battles and worked to overcome great obstacles: Good Morning America host Robin Roberts and her fight against breast cancer and myelodysplastic syndrome; politician Gabby Giffords who survived an assassination attempt; cancer-survivor and Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton; and Biggest Loser runner-up Hannah Curlee.

Perhaps it is Hannah that most closely resembles Mandisa’s own story, who lost over 100 pounds after spending most of her life using food and weight to protect herself after a traumatizing attack as a teenager.

Mandisa makes it clear where she draws her strength from: Jesus Christ. “The same Man, the Great I am, the one who overcame death, He’s living inside of You. So just hold tight, fix your eyes on the one who holds your life. There’s nothing He can’t do.”

What are you trying to overcome in your life right now? Whatever it is, take a breath. Don’t forget. Hang on to His promises. Don’t quit. Don’t give in. You’re an overcomer.  

Libby Reichert





Name: Mandisa

City: Nashville, TN

Latest Album: Overcomer

Curiosity: After placing in the top 10 of American Idol’s fifth season, Mandisa has gone on to have a successful solo career. She has produced four studio albums, she has been nominated for three Grammys, and has been listed in the Top 5 American Idol finalists with the most Billboard No. 1 hits.

Website: http://mandisaofficial.com/home/