It’s been over a year since the gripping story of my life, “Just Three Words” was published.
Never in my wildest dreams did I plan to tell my deepest darkest secrets or expose my shame. But one day, I felt God telling me I had to be authentic so that others would have the courage to heal too. That meant calling my parents and exposing things I never wanted them to know. Sitting my husband and children down and sharing ugly things from my past. It meant crying, letting go, forgiving myself and rising up.
The 3 1/2 year endeavor with the brilliant help of my cousin, Nancy Burcham, was a true labor of love.
By now, I thought I’d be traveling the world, healing millions and helping my NY Times best-selling book become a movie.
It hasn’t happened.
At this point slipping into the pit of despair is easy. But I choose to believe that God is working behind the scenes. His timing is not our timing. He sees the past, present and future. He knows the best way. And it is with this knowledge that I continue to march on, trusting Him.
Are you waiting for your dream to come true? Have you stepped off the ledge and given everything to something, only to find yourself at a standstill? This is exactly the point where doubts run rampant.
My challenge to you is to trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be; to hold onto your dreams and never give up.
A few days ago, I received an email from a stranger who wrote that the words in the book changed her life. They gave her a voice to share her story and heal.
One life saved, and it makes it all worthwhile.
Blessedly, its been way more that one. In fact, I get similar messages from people weekly.
And every time I speak, people come to me encouraged, inspired and some even whisper their secrets in my ear, somehow released from their own shame and now emboldened to change long-held patterns that are holding them back.
What a gift it has been to be a conduit of Gods unconditional love.
I still dream of helping millions heal. But I am trusting that this slow and steady course, is God’s course.
Keep pushing forward and trust God’s great plan for your life!
Your mustard seed is about to flourish.