It's a quiet morning. Two out of three Dingoes are at school. The other Dingo is watching her favorite television show. And so here I sit, thinking. Thinking and waiting.
My publishing experience went super quickly. I won the writing contest mid-July and held my published book in my hand at the end of August. I had three days to fix edits. It was just plain crazy. Well, crazy and wonderful. As I've written before, I am not exactly the most patient person. So I'm glad that this first expeience went so fast. Of course, my mind is set to that pace, so in the future, it might prove detrimental...
But now, I have to be in waiting mode. I'm waiting for a box of books to arrive. I'm waiting for my first book signing. I'm waiting for a staff person at a major bookstore to come onboard, so I can set up another book signing. I'm waiting for emails to be returned. I'm waiting for something big to happen.
As I am typing, several Scriptures come to mind. God is speaking.
Psalm 5:3 - "In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly."
Psalm 27:14 - "Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD."
Psalm 33:20 - "We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield."
Psalm 37:7 - "Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him..."
Thank You, Lord. I understand.
Once again, I need to lay it all down before Him. Relinquish control and focus on the important things - like my Dingoes, my husband, my home. Why is that so hard to do? Staring at my computer and expecting those emails to come isn't going to do any good. Gripping my laptop won't make sales numbers change. Constantly checking every social media site will not get me "discovered" as an author. As Jesus said in Matthew 6:27, "Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?" Nope. What choice do I have?
Trust and obey, for there's no other way.
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