Hi y’all it’s been a while since I have been over here. I missed blogging but God called me to put a story together so I have been writing my debut novel. I’m glad to announce the first draft is done and it’s off to the editors. It has been a drawn out, complicated but fulfilling experience. I have loved reading every since I remember and I love writing short stories, but I have so afraid to commit to a full length novel. I finally did it and with his grace you all will see it in the Spring, 2013. I’m so excited, more details to come.
Well this experience has taught me a lot, when I first started doing research and found out how many words made a full length novel I was literally shaking. I told my husband “Babe I got a story but I don’t think it will be that long”. So each day I sat down to write, I will be clue less on where to start. Then I will get up and start again. This continued for a month. I wrote my outline but still didn’t have clear direction or maybe that was just an excuse.
Then I prayed, I asked God to give me a story that will affect people, I asked “What do you want me to write Lord? I know what I want to write but is that your message?” Then I just let it be, one day and I kid you not one random day I stood up and started. I attacked my keyboard like never before and didn’t stop till 85k plus words later. Looking at my manuscript I was in awe…..I did that? Are you kidding me? Funny things is I started out not having a clear direction on one story, now I have five lined up..God is soo good.
I share this story to say, anything you commit to the Lord or ask Him for DO NOT under any circumstances limit HIM!! What we think is impossible for us is a breeze for HIM. Do you remember the story of Jesus telling Peter to cast his nets? Luke 5: 4-5 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. KJV
Peter obeyed but not totally. Jesus told him cast your NETS, Peter casted only one NET. Since he casted only one NET he was able to harvest only one net worth of fish, although his harvest was a lot, it wasn’t all it could have been. Was he afraid? Did he think, like most of us do…let me just do this it might work it might not if not no harm. Are we limiting God’s abilities because in our human eyes it’s not possible?
What are you hoping for today? Are you aiming too small? Our God is able to do exceedingly above all…..
Have a blessed day!!
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Thank you for sharing this, Umoma. Fear of writing my book has been keeping me from moving forward. I’ve blogged about it a couple times, including today.
Your post gives me courage to move forward, little by little, until I finish it.
Thank you so much!
Daphne, Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m glad I could be a source of encouragement. I understand totally, this manuscript took five years in the making. Four years and eight months wishing about it, 4 months actually writing it. I hid behind blogging, it was short, easy no really commitment. Pray about it, and watch the stories and willpower just flow, you would be amazed!
Thank you, Unoma. Your encouragement inspires me. Bless you, dear one.
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