Isn’t it funny how when our vision becomes reality we tend to see only the possible things that can go wrong or be negative? Or is that just me? Maybe when you have a dream come true you just think about how wonderful your life is. I lean the other way….to the dark side.
Darth Vader has nothing on me when it comes to seeing the negative and being kind of a downer to the people around him. I know why God didn’t give me a light saber. Or a black helmet.
OK, I see that I have gotten a little off path with this post which is supposed to be a joy-filled sharing of the book release.
This book has been a year and a half of work and through the process my life did some pretty big flips and flops. Mostly flops. I know for a fact that God isn’t going to let me get too comfy and He keeps me on the edge of my seat most of the time. I have never been a person with a big cushion to lean on. We don’t have a savings account or family we can depend on or even an air-conditioner that works faithfully (you would think that those first two would be what I panic over the most, but really you don’t even want to know what kind of evil overtakes me if I get over-heated). Every day is a walk of faith, trusting Him to see us through as we learn more and more about His character.
And this book has been no exception. It was as if He whispered to me, “You’re not going to write this book, I am,” and He proceeded to remove every confidence and thing I really trusted. Bit by bit He tore my life down to one thing, Him.
And so I wrote. And I poured out my heart and cried then laughed (before we get too deep…the book is actually funny ‘cuz I can’t write any other way) then pounded my fists against the keyboard and prayed. He kept coming through for me. One chapter at a time.
And now it’s out of my hands and into His again.
Recently I was watching the movie Facing the Giants and in the very end a small kicker (if you haven’t seen it, it’s a faith-filled football movie) says to the coach, “I can’t do it….I can’t kick that far!” in the final seconds of the game. And the coach tells him, “Son, it’s your job to do your best and kick as hard as you can and then let God do the rest.”
And that’s how I feel today. I am kicking my book out there and letting God do the rest. May it bless you! May it speak His words to your heart. May you buy 3 extras to give to your friends as gifts. 😉