I know, God gives good things, right? Do we always believe it, deep down?
I have been so overwhelmed in life with blessings. I have seen His hand provide in so many ways when life seemed to drown me. I have an incredible husband who loves God, serves and puts up with me. I have crazy, wonderful children who love me and grandchildren too!
BUT this journey I am on has shocked me. Rocked me to my core. I have always wanted to be in full-time ministry. And for the past 30+ years I have served in many capacities. I am busy and love teaching God's Word and reaching out to others.
As I began writing Not Really A Princess it was long and arduous. I had to grapple with a lot of past garbage and work through the process of publishing. Not knowing what it would all bring or what the journey would be - I plunged ahead. Fully expecting that it may never get published or how that would all happen I kept going. One step at a time. For those who know me well, this does not come easy. I do not usually finish things and am a person who is SO very easily distracted.
I felt God pushing me. I obeyed. I went to Starbucks and Panera every week for two years to keep focused. And then as I got a publisher and deadlines I moved still further. Each week brought new steps I was unfamiliar with and I thought, what am I doing? I don't have a clue how to do this!
Marketing, edits, retail catalogues, endorsements, videos...the list goes on.
And then it came to me that this is my new journey. A new ministry. And it is rolling at a fast pace.
LAST NIGHT as I climbed in bed I glanced at my phone and saw I had a new email. It was the finished layout, ready to print copy of "the book". Of course I had to look. It is SO beautiful. Tears came. I am so amazed. Speechless.
God did this. I know nothing. I am not sure how it all happened so fast. Me. A person who has worked small inconsistent jobs her entire life. Who doesn't usually finish anything. And its SO lovely. I am shocked. I love it so much. Praise be!
Psalm 150:6, "Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!"