You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. Psalm 65:11 NIV
Have you ever had a moment where you stop and think, “How did I get here?” I had one of those moments on Saturday. Getting into the writing and publishing world is a slow process. You don’t just decide to start writing one day and get published the next. It just doesn’t happen that way. (Well, not for most of us anyway.) It’s a process.
For me, it has been a journey. A journey about obedience. God called me to write, and I did. Then He asked if I would be willing to give it up. Begrudgingly, I told Him I would. But it wasn’t the writing He wanted me to walk away from. It was SELF. I had to remove my wishes from the situation. Once my heart was right, doors began to open.
I didn’t always know where He was leading, but I tried (sometimes white knuckled) to follow Him. This past Saturday, I was at Lifeway Christian stores in Buford, GA doing a book signing for the book Daily Guideposts: Your First Year of Motherhood. On the way home, I was talking to God aloud in my car, thanking Him for the opportunity.
And then it hit me. The awesomeness of God and His goodness towards me. If you’d asked me four years ago when I started pouring my heart into writing if I dreamed one day I’d be doing a book signing at Lifeway, I would have most assuredly laughed in your face.
God is so good! Please share in my joy, and enjoy the pictures of the signing. I love you all!