Friday, September 27, 2013

As an author, I've experienced moments when I want to give up because of doubt, fear of failure, and even fear of success. The work is difficult. Some days each word is pulled from my mind with extreme effort.
We're told to just write the story and not worry about the details of grammar, sentence structure, passive voice, gerund phrases, overuse of words... The list goes on. The editing can be done after the book is written. Ha! Kudos to those writers who are able to do this.
Currently I'm revising one of my books, JOSHUA'S HOPE, which will be released before the end of the year. At the same time, I'm finishing the second book in the Havens Creek series. Moments exist. Moments of anxiety. Moments of doubt.
Life is a series of moments. Moments of trouble, moments of joy. These moments make footprints in our minds, like tiny bird tracks. Some will fade away, others are set firmly to remain forever. Moments mold us, change us. How we receive them will make us stronger or weaker. God wants us to use these moments to deepen our faith. To make us stronger. To prepare us for the future. He believes in us even when we don't believe in Him.
This is our temporary home. God expects us to use His gifts to spread the Good Word. Everything we have here on earth, He has provided. Not me. Not you. Doubts and anxiety are moments Satan uses to turn us against God. To deteriorate our faith.
My books will be God's time. For His will be done...on earth as in Heaven.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 "Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."


Caroline said...

Thanks for the reminder. Everything in his time. :) I needed this post today. Blessings on you. Remind us when your book is re-released. :)

Carol Ann said...

Good morning, Caroline! Hope you have a day as beautiful as you are. Love you!