For a while now he has been telling me… “write a book, become a speaker”.
Lately I’ve been running from this as fast as I can. This week I hit the wall. Have been hurting, mentally, emotionally and physically more than I have in several years. I fell into a pit and I wasn’t sure I would ever come out. That’s the bad news….
The good news… God never left my side, Jesus cradled me in his arms as I cried and yelled and begged for the burden to be lifted from me. It took time but I realize now that he couldn’t lift the burden or stop the hurting because I was holding on to it with both hands and wouldn’t let go. Finally, I found myself at a place where I gave up. Total surrender and a “thy will be done” attitude seemed the only choice. Guess what happened? With that realization, the sun came out and a peace filled my soul. Clarity, focus and contentment began to be how the day started instead of fear, pain and depression.
Have my circumstances changed? … no, but everything has changed. I’m learning that focus, balance and obedience to God is the solution to becoming the “Christian Joy Creation” God designed me to be.
I’m sharing this with you today in pure obedience. You see… God is calling me to write a book and then speak about it and share it with all of you. This scares the heck out of me but I am going “public” today that I will do it.
The “working” title….. “Alpacas, Autism and Obesity: how God used his fuzzy creatures and life’s biggest challenges to create something beautiful.”
Thank you for letting me share this… if it speaks to you in any way will you let me know?