If you haven’t already, please view and like the video trailer for my book release:
Asking people to do things like that keeps me humble. Talking about my book makes me uncomfortable. Accepting compliments about my book makes me uncomfortable and keeps me humble. Please don’t stop offering them, however, because it also affirms that what I have done is a total gift from the Lord. I have asked Him to do what He will with this endeavor, and He is already showing me in tangible ways. That, too, is a gift because many will go through life never receiving acknowledgement for their effort, which is why all we do must be for Him.
“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 (NIV 1984)
This must be a constant reminder to me as I grew up in a household very short on compliments and affirmation. It was actually quite the opposite, so when I receive those regarding something I’ve accomplished, it is absolutely necessary that I immediately give it back to the Lord. Otherwise, I will be tempted to treasure it, to turn it over and over in my mind, enjoying the little thrill that courses through me.
Any gifts, talents, and abilities I have are from the Lord. For without Him, I have nothing to offer anyone. He has blessed me in many ways, one of which is the gift of writing, and I pray that I can, in turn, bless others through it.
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not his benefits.” Psalm 103:1-2