What are you facing? Are you up to the task?
Proverbs 16:3 tells us that if we’ll commit our works unto the Lord, He’ll establish our thoughts.
I don’t start with an outline. Ron and I discuss the hook and the characters. I type Chapter One and off I (we) go! Ron and I have always written for discovery. One chapter piles on top the last, and we write to the finish with only a vague idea how the story will end. Sometimes we get the characters into such dire straights, only God can figure a way out of their predicament!
God is faithful though, and He knows the beginning form the end.
I never ‘feel’ up to the task of writing a three hundred page novel, but I know that when I commit this ‘work’ to God, He establishes my thoughts . . . and the story turns out so awesome!
At least, it appears so to many readers, because I’m getting great feedback! I recently hit one thousand reviews, and almost seventy percent are five-star, another twenty percent, four-star.
Not sure about you, but I find that amazing! It testifies to the Truth of God’s Word. Specifically Proverbs 16:3. Same with marketing. I commit it to the Lord, and HE establishes my thoughts. I have ideas, and in 2015, over 250,000 copies of my stories got into the hands of readers. I consider that phenomenal. I can’t say “I” could do such a thing.
Since I was a child, I’ve been a marketer. Sold more tickets to our school fall carnival every year to win the first place, except once when I really wanted the second prize, a tether ball. I sold everything from Avon to asphalt successfully, but 250,000? I could not do that on my own. I wholly attribute it the favor and blessings of God.
Whatever He has called you to do, whether it’s in the job place or at home, at school or in a relationship. Commit your work unto the Lord, and He WILL establish your thoughts. His Word is TRUE. It ALWAYS accomplishes the purpose for which it is sent forth and never returns void. I encourage you to commit your work to Him, then see what He does with YOUR thoughts!
What are you facing? How can I pray for you?
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