I have to take a minute and share how good God is. He never fails to amaze me with his ways of encouragement. I have been plodding along on some formatting and book edits for my publisher these past few weeks, getting a little overwhelmed by the task and feeling discouraged (doesn’t take much for me on either count, unfortunately).
The more I have read and re-read my manuscript the more I find things that need to be fixed! I got to a point yesterday that I felt like contacting the publisher to tell them they made a mistake – that my book is not good enough to print (I know…crazy, right?).
Today has been just like the past several days…more plodding…more writing…more discouragement. This afternoon I finally finished some work on one of the chapters I’ve been agonizing over, and that was so encouraging! Then, Isaac (my twelve year old son) and I popped over to the mailbox and what did we find but huge white envelope from my publisher; enclosed was the signed copy of my book contract along with a check for an advance against royalties!
It felt like God was saying, “I’ve got you…don’t give up!”
It made me think of those who may be taking my online study – ready to give up. God wants you to live in freedom from the past, friend. He is faithful. He has got you…don’t give up!