We all know waiting is hard.
But it’s even harder when you don’t even know when you’re waiting for.
I can mark Christmas on my calendar and cross off all the days as a countdown until we arrive. Bam. December 25th. It’s here! The wait is over!
Knowing exactly how long you’ll need to wait makes the waiting easier. Not easy. But easier.
But when you’re waiting for news about your upcoming book after you’ve sent it to the publisher, and you don’t know exactly when that news might come, you might get a little nervous and maybe a little crazy.
Like waking in the night and wondering whether the publisher read your manuscript, hated it and decided maybe they didn’t want to publish your book after all.
Or maybe you didn’t get an email they sent and when they didn’t hear back from you, they just put your book to the side.
Or any number of wild imaginings.
Then there’s that day after you’ve been praying and not-so-patiently waiting when you see your book cover for the first time. And you find your book listed on Amazon.
And you just pause to give thanks because God has been faithful all along. He’s been at work even when you couldn’t see it!
Some of you follow my Author page on Facebook so you’ve already seen the preview of the book cover, but for the rest of you, I wanted to share the most recent tidbits of exciting book-news!! (If you don’t already follow my Author Page, you can click here to visit, like it, and keep from missing out on future news bulletins.)
Anywhere Faith: Overcome Fear, Insecurity, and Excuses and Say Yes to God will release October 4, 2016.
You can already preorder the book (in paperback) on Amazon if you are so inclined!! It will be made available for Kindle after the initial release.
This book isn’t so much about obedience as it is about a dialogue with God. And it’s not about moving to Africa as a missionary or leaving your job to pursue full-time ministry.
It’s about what we say when God calls us every single day in our homes, in our relationships, in our workplace, in our community, and in our ministries.
Do we tell Him we’re not ready? We’re afraid? We’re not good enough? We’re too old or too young or too busy or too insufficient?
Or do we say, “Yes, Lord. I’ll follow you anywhere….”? Or, as Mary said:
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled” (Luke 1:38 NIV).
We don’t have to pretend with God and we don’t have to be perfect before He can use us. We can tell Him the deeply honest truth and bring Him our brokenness so He can make us whole and holy.