I was all set! I had determined to be successful at writing! I studied, I invested, I sought encouragement, but alas, I found frustration, and frustration stopped me in my tracks. My struggle to understand the ways of marketing and social media promotion simply took the wind out of my sails and writing lost its promise. I couldn’t narrow my niche, and I couldn’t figure out how to utilize the services I’d signed up for. I could continue the list of difficulties I was facing but no one really wants to hear it! Especially not me!
Then I volunteered to speak at a one day women’s retreat at my church. We called it, “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made.” I tried and tried to write something. I would sit with pen and paper, or with my iPad, but all I could manage was to copy scriptures. My stress level skyrocketed, I asked everyone to pray for me, I wanted to quit! But God, by His Spirit, spoke to me one simple direction; “Stand in the path.” I would like to say I understood immediately what that meant, but it took some “standing” and some “sitting” and just plain “resting” to comprehend what God was saying. I want to tell you all about it but in truth it is 12:30 am and I need to get to bed. But I wanted to break the fast of not writing, so I will post this and continue my story tomorrow.
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I for one am looking forward to it!
Thank you, Sharon!
Looking forward to the rest of the story … God’s definition of success usually does not align with that of the world … connection. reconciliation, edification … not numbers are what matter to Him. And so often what He considers success is simply transformation of the writer … not his or her audience. ‘And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.’ Galatians 6:9 … Sandy, may the Holy Spirit give you the words, the message that the Lord wants the women of your church to hear.
Abide IN Christ Jesus, His love and His words!!!
Thank you, Bernie!