Wait a minute, I tried to do two big things this past month. One was a miserable failure, and the other, hard to tell. But here's the thing: I don't think it matters.
I'm so proud of my daughter, Mary. I don't know if she really understands how much she inspires me. Mary is being brave and doing something new. Last week, she had to step out and try something outside her comfort zone. Last night when we were talking about how it went, Mary said she just couldn't do anything that might make others uncomfortable. SCORE!! Yes, that's my girl! Even promoting herself comes second to trying to do what's best for others.
Mary's inner struggle mirrored and confirmed mine. Sometimes even our best intentions, counsel from those we trust or who seem to know what they're talking about, just don't jive with the Lord's will for us. Does that mean we go in a closet and shut down? I don't think so. Perhaps, the Apostle John's advice could work for us, too. "So don’t believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see if they are from God." (I John 4: 1b) Sounds like listening to Him far outweighs listening to the world, and maybe we forgot.
Okay, I'm going to try to be brave again.
I have 40-45 copies of Life with Bobby and Bonnie. Next week, I'm taking copies of my book, press release and order information to four or five local Christian bookstores. The next week, I am so excited to be sharing and giving books to my first classroom! After that, I'm clueless.
My vision is to read and give Life with Bobby and Bonnie to at risk kids, to give them a message of love, hope and forgiveness. My mission is to partner with my three friends around the Midwest, to share the message with kids in their areas.
Will you join me on this journey? I'm not sure where it will take us, or how long, or if we'll know when we've arrived. I only know I have to go. More importantly, I've got to climb into the backseat, shut up and let God do the driving.
12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.