Not only do I write this blog, I have also written a few books. The first was Good Girl in 2006, then it’s sequel Single Dad 19 in 2007. For the past fourteen years, writing has become my very time-consuming hobby. People ask me how I get ideas. Some people don’t understand my response, but I think I get them from the Holy Spirit. Writing a book is not something that can be done on a whim - if the writing could be done on a whim, the editing and publishing process would certainly break the human will. I can’t speak for all authors, but for me, I’m pretty sure it’s the Holy Spirit prompting me to write.
It was in 2015, I believe, that I had no inspiration to write. I was unhappy about this condition I had developed. I enjoy writing, I live for the challenge of the project, but I had nothing to write. I was looking everyday for something to write, but nothing would come. I prayed, and asked the Lord, to please give me something to write. He responded, “I gave you two books.” Briefly puzzled, I remembered. In 2011 He gave me A Girls’ Guide to Abstinence; and in 2012 He gave me A Guys’ Guide to Abstinence. Both books were nearly complete. Both of them sat in my Dropbox account, unpublished, not helping any teen to rethink his/her sexual behavior, benefiting no one at all, wasting away as mere files. I stopped working on these projects because I didn’t want to bear the expense of publishing not one, but two books that I didn’t think anyone would buy! “I gave you two books.” Whew! I was convicted about this. I reopened the files, completed the books, published them, and have been pleasantly surprised at their sales! Now, here we are in 2020 and the ideas, the prompting, the inspiration has not slowed down. I am overwhelmed with daily ideas for books, videos, etc.
As we close out the first month of 2020, this will likely be my final post directed at helping you start on your goal. There was a time when I felt the Lord had stopped talking to me, that He had stopped telling me to what to write. When I prayed about it, the response was that I had been disobedient. “I gave you two books...” and you did nothing with them, so I’m not giving you anymore, you disobedient girl. (Yes, I am ad-libbing for the Lord. :-) What’s your delay? Have you done what He told you to do? Are you sure? Our obedience results in blessings. Isaiah 48:18 tells us, “If only you had paid attention to My commandments! Then your well-being would have been like a river, And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.”
I don’t know what 2020 holds, but I am so inspired by the words of Pastor Mike Jr. in his song, Big. The Lord has not spared me any ideas recently, and every time I hear this song, I go a little crazy. I think of how BIG my God is, and what BIG thing He wants me to do. I don’t know what it is but it’s gonna be BIG! God is about to blow my mind!
What's in front of you is bigger than what's behind you.
Your destiny, your promise, your future
You might as well shout before you get it
Because God sent me here to tell you
That what he has for you is gonna be BIG
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AMEN! Y’all be blessed!