That’s where I currently find myself.
About five years ago, God supernaturally birthed a book in my spirit — Dealing with the Root of Rejection. The title of the book came so clear and precisely that I knew, without a doubt, it was my Heavenly Father speaking to me.
Amazingly enough, a couple days later I got a download from the Lord. Within about 20 minutes, I had written down all 13 titles of chapters that would be in the book. At the time, I had no idea what I would write, or how this could ever come to pass. But, just like with the title of the book, I knew these chapters were “God inspired.”
Shortly after I had received this revelation, God put me on a journey of major healing and rooting out of all the junk and unhealthy behavior patterns that were hidden deep within me. In all honesty, this was such a painful process. But God, in His love and faithfulness, had my best interest in mind all along — and He never left my side.
Jeremiah 18:6 says, “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand.”
While we are on the “potter’s wheel,” it can be so painful that it’s hard to see the gold that’s being produced in us. Looking back, I can see that the pruning seasons were so necessary, because it has shaped me and molded me into the person God desired me to be and brought about His plans and purposes for my life.
God is faithful!
As my book has currently gone to print and is now ready for purchasing, I am humbled and amazed at how God brought all this to pass. Five years ago, everything was so unclear and looked impossible. I remember thinking, “How could I ever write a book?” Even though I didn’t have all the answers, I knew I had simply heard the voice of the Lord, so I said, “Yes.”
I had not only said yes to writing a book, but I had said yes to His calling for my life.
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“God doesn’t always choose the qualified; God often qualifies the chosen”
Let me encourage you — Has God placed a dream or desire on your heart that seems impossible to attain?
Don’t give up!
Partner with Him, be diligent and faithful with what he has put on your heart to do, and watch in amazement as He works on your behalf. “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26 NIV). We definitely serve a faithful God!
“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.”
Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)