A couple of weeks ago I gave you an update on the book I am writing and I promised you some sneak peeks. Well here is the first one.
Before I even thought about writing a book – any book, not just this book – I was struggling with my singleness and having a moan to God about it and he said to me,
“If you feel like you’re on the shelf, then fill that shelf with three things – worship, friendship and purpose.”
…So what prompted me to write this book? One day I was praying and asking God for a husband and I was using the scripture that is quoted at every Christian wedding, “one shall put 1000 to flight and two shall put 10,000 to flight.” I was earnestly praying, “Lord, I want to increase my potential for you to use me. Give me someone so I can increase my power by 10-fold.” It was all very heartfelt and earnest and I felt for very righteous, godly reasons. Suddenly God spoke back to me and said, “Why would I trust you to put to flight 10,000 when you haven’t even put to flight the 1000 I’ve already entrusted to you.” Woah!!! Talk about a slap up the face.
But all of a sudden in that moment I got it. I saw that there was reason and purpose for my life as it was in that very moment. That God could use me just as I was, single, broke, insecure, the list goes on and on. I still had 1000 to put to flight….
Stay tuned to the blog for more little glimpses