Updated: Mar 13
Realize you are enough
When I began the journey to become a Christian author, I didn’t know how far it would go, and I still don’t. That bit of uncertainty is scary. When I got out of the Army I decided I would not live with uncertainties again. I deployed overseas to combat 3 times and I did not know if I would get to go home unscathed and much less wake up the next day.
As I worked through my depression using God’s Word in order to write my first book, I prayed and asked for prayer that if it is God’s will for me to become a Christian author that my book be accepted by Christian Faith Publishing. If it is not His will I prayed that my book be denied. I did research and found good and bad reviews on this company so I was relying on God to make it known that this is where God wanted me.
As I got my approval email and realized this is what I am to be doing to be in the center of God’s will for my life I got excited. I began to plan and began to dream what could be and what could happen. I began to get ideas of book ideas. I realize I can plan but need to seek guidance through the Holy Spirit to direct me to my next book.
I am writing books that have a topic of something I need to work on in my own life. As I learn and do my research, Bible reading, prayer and lots of deep thought I am guided to which book is next so I can stay in His will. I can do good things but if it is not in His will it won’t be the best for me.
My first book is coming and will be published and be up for sale in the first few months of 2020. As it comes close to the release date I wonder, why would someone buy my book? Why would someone listen to what I have to say? I am young and have no degree in anything, no bachelors of social work, no masters of psychology, no doctorate of theology, no formal education for the most part past 9th grade apart from several sporadic classes in college as I never finished a degree.
I am writing Bible based self-help books but am not a medical professional or a pastor. I have no reason that anyone would believe what I say. However I have my own personal life experiences, my research, prayer, stories from others’ lives. At times life experience can be worth more than traditional education.
With my life experience I still feel unworthy to be a subject matter expert or even someone worthy to write these books. I have to remember I am writing for God. As long as I remember that I am in the center of God’s will he will provide me the wisdom to complete the books I write. He will help me through writing them with enough vigor and aspiration to make them as complete and professional as possible while keeping them short enough to keep a reader’s attention.
I may feel that I am unworthy, and to God we are all unworthy to follow and worship Him. We all fall short of the Glory of God. We all have flaws and failures in life. None of us are perfect and we all make mistakes daily even if just small ones we don’t readily notice.
The good behind that is that with God all things are possible and we are worthy through His mercy and grace. He will provide us what we need to accomplish the goals He has for us to complete. I am filled with imposter syndrome and that is not all that bad. It keeps me humble knowing that I am nothing without my Lord Jesus Christ.
I will always love and honor Him even when I mess up. I just realize my errors and ask for forgiveness and keep moving forward to please Him. I love my Lord.
"So God created man in his own image; male and female created he them." Genesis 1:27 "
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinner, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
We are worthy to do as he wants us to do in His will for our lives.
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Depression is something that most people experience at one point or another. During this time of life, life can be hard to live. Some people attempt to hide it from others, while others have trouble coping with life situations and have trouble with everyday tasks such as personal self-care.
This book will show how the author had gone through depression for many years and teaches how he allowed his faith in God to conquer that depression in his own life. These teachings are meant to help others overcome their own depression while letting them know they are not alone in their struggle.
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