I was sitting at a desk in a tiny hotel room in Edinburg, Scotland.
Believe me, I never thought I’d begin a story like that! But just after the Lord called me to write a book, He gave me the opportunity to accompany my husband on a once-in-a-lifetime business trip.
My husband went off to his conference, and there I was in a hotel room in Scotland, completely alone for the first time in years, with nothing in front of me but a blinking curser.
After a few minutes I moved from the desk chair to the floor and kneeled. Lord, I can’t do this. I don’t know what to do. I don’t even know how to start writing a book.
He whispered, You are not alone. I will help you. Just try.
I pulled the laptop onto the chair in front of me and typed, “So, just how organized are you? The good news is, it doesn’t matter. This isn’t that kind of book.” And I had begun.
We had begun.
There have been plenty of times that I’ve felt alone in this journey, especially when there were decisions to be made. Should I query this agent or that one? Should I go with this little publishing company or self-publish? Should I take this speaking gig or not? Those were times when God was quiet, or at least I couldn’t hear Him. Maybe He was saying, “It doesn’t matter what you choose here. I will work it for good anyway.”
But every time I sat down to write, it was a conversation. I’d think, Lord, I’m stuck here! I can’t figure out how to say this right. I don’t know how to help them. Please help! Then I’d type something—anything—and look back and think, Did I just type that? Hey, thanks Lord! Holy Spirit High Five!
Now Organizing You has officially been released in second edition, and all I can say is, “Thanks, Lord!” In my excitement I’m having some major Holy Spirit High Fives!
I hope that you’ll catch my excitement and see what the Lord has for you in these pages. My prayer today is that He will bless you through Organizing You.
I thank Him for the call.
I praise Him for the help.
I trust Him with the result.
To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
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