Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Well, my book launch party is coming up in a few days. Normally, I would be anxious about the details: What should I wear? What will I say to people? How will I sign the books? Will people like me?
Wow! I'm so glad those days are over! My Abba Father has freed me of so many things I used to worry about. The truth does set you free! (John 8:32 - the reference I will put under my name when I sign books)
All three of my daughters were able to go shopping with me for my outfit for the signing, which is a very unusual thing that we are all together to go shopping for clothes. I've learned a lot about buying clothes, but it was great getting their input. They even talked me into buying wedges, which are surprisingly comfortable. More on that...
This last week, God has really impressed on my heart and mind that the book signing is not about me or the fact that I wrote a book. It is about the message He gave me that is in the book. The book signing will be an opportunity for me to let women know that He loves them and wants them to live in His freedom. I can't wait to see what He does!!
I lived most of my life under the lie of perfection. So, naturally, I was relieved when I had a nice outfit for the occasion. And I felt like I would have enough time to get all the projects done around the house before the event. Here's how God reminded me that it's not about me. Last Saturday, I was getting into the shower and noticed a big spider just inside the shower door. I didn't want to share my shower with it, so I stepped back out to get something with which to kill it. Somehow, I missed the bath rug and stepped onto the smooth tile...with wet feet. There is a streak of toenail polish on the tile where my foot bent under as I slipped.
I was very grateful that my honey came home from a business trip an hour later. He took me to the doctor where the x-rays showed torn ligaments and pulled muscles, but no broken bones. I came home with a lovely boot and orders to stay off my feet. So much for wearing my new shoes to the book signing...
Really?! I have people coming from out of town for the event. I've been gone for five weeks helping my oldest daughter with her new baby boy and have weeds to pull, flowers to plant, there are cobwebs in every corner of the house and it is not "company ready"!
I had an immediate peace that God would make sure everything that needed to get done would be done. My two youngest daughters are here and they have stepped in and are taking care of the "company ready" details. I've had time to address postcards for a mailout, reconnect with people and think and pray about the women that will be at the book signing.
And He knew that I would have an injured foot and would have to wear a big bulky black boot...
So, I will trust Him and wait and see what He does.