In life, we always need to have a “next move.” It will either be all part of a plan or something spontaneous. Many times, however, whatever plan we have, it is put to the wayside because, well… sometimes our plan for us is not God’s plan for us.
My next move is something I have prayed about, shared my heart with others, and put forth a great effort. The reality is however, it is not even my move… So what’s Gods next move?
It’s the fulfillment of a long time dream. I signed a publishing contract. A book I wrote is now being printed. A real, in-your-hands book you can highlight, mark-up, circle, underline, and fold the corner of the pages to mark your spot. You can give it to a friend or loved one. You can read it with coffee or take it on a plane. It will be ready for sale in January 2018. There will be more on this to come. But for now, here is the title and typeface as it will appear on the cover:
Over the past two years, I’ve worked to put together a written work that tells a story that will motivate, inspire, drive to action, and make you think (or at least evaluate where you are spiritually and where you want to be). All of this was done in an effort to fulfill and extend my mission and purpose for life – to be an ambassador of God. He has placed me in an amazing work environment with some equally amazing people for nearly two decades, an amazing church, and with an amazing family and friends. He has also provided me with opportunity within these groups and the people I meet. How would I be able to look Jesus in the eyes on the Day of Judgement and admit I squandered opportunity? The answer is clear: I can’t. And I won’t.
My hope is this book will be relatable to everyone in some form or fashion. It will build your faith helping you realize your legacy is not necessarily what you leave, but what you build while you are still here that will live on.
In the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing more about the book: the content, what some of the endorsers have said about it, lessons I’ve learned in writing it, and I’ll even share the cover artwork – which I am excited about! But for now, I am honestly just privately in awe and celebrating what God has done to this point. I’m hopeful it will speak to at least one person, and will be grateful for any more. And that will make this whole process worth it. A faithful messenger is a humble, yet important position in the Kingdom – not something I take lightly.
Thank you to all who have read my posts over the years and supported me in my writing and efforts to live a Christ-centered life. I have my flaws, but here’s to all of us growing through life to be the best versions of ourselves!