You know when your heart starts to thump and you can clearly see God pointing signs at you in every way and direction for something you've prayed for for a long time? If you haven't experienced it yet, don't worry, don't give up, and keep praying because my friend, God will show it to you eventually.
That's what I'm here to talk with you about today. My calling, and how God has confirmed it.
In high school you start to get those Who am I? and What am I going to be? shivers. As a Teen Christian I knew that God was going to answer my fervent prayer of helping me find my calling. I just didn't know how or in what aspect. Obviously, God's calling for every Christian is to spread the Gospel to our lost and dying world, but there are many different ways God can use us to spread His Word and love.
In the summer of 2017, I started reading...like a lot. You can even ask my family, I could hardly get my nose out of this series, along with a bunch of other Christian Fiction novels. I have to say my inspiration and favorite author is Dee Henderson. I think that's what triggered an interest in me. As I was reading one of her books, I got inspired and the novel truly blessed my heart. I thought, I would love to inspire and encourage someone like she did me. The book really did make me change my perspective on things, and I never thought a Fiction book could teach me to grow in God, but Henderson's writing did through how she portrayed her characters.
An interest sparked in an area that if I were to tell my fourth grade self, I would have snarled my nose and thought never! I began to look into writing and what being an author consisted of. I'm not going to lie, it still scares me. Everything seems sort of difficult and kind of confusing. But I gave it a shot and prayed: God, if You want me to write, You're going to have to give me an idea of what to write about and how to write. It wasn't even but two weeks and God had given me three different plots for a series. Talk about an affirmation!
My mom started pitching ideas and I really began to see a future for myself in Freelance writing. As I began to write my first book, I started to pray once again: God, I just want to make for sure, am I writing what's best, should I even be writing? Within the timespan to where I am now, God is still confirming my calling. I would turn on the radio and I have this Hope would play (My book really focuses on hope. It's even in the title lol.). I walked into my Mammy's house and an ornament on her tree said: hope. Sunday after Sunday in a row my pastor or a minister would preach on the subject of Hope. I could go on and on, but God had made it clear to me, this is what my heart needed to be in.
My prayer is that I don't get the glory or recognition for my future books and writing. I want you to see right past me and clearly see God through my books and simply whatever I do. I pray I will always shine His light. This is not for me, this is for you and I want to share with you the hope that God provides. I've been inspired...now I'm ready to inspire and encourage you with the love of Jesus Christ.
I love you, and I'm so thankful that God has given me the following that I have. I am overwhelmingly blessed by your support and the conversations that I get to have with you.
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Much love from me to you...