I have got to be honest with everyone. I have not been as obedient when it comes to writing my first book, but God tugged and tugged on my heart constantly from 2016 all the way until 2019. I finally said, "Ok, ok God I hear you, and it will be completed before my 32nd birthday", which is November 23rd, 2019. As of this year I began to write more of my book that God gave me a vision for years ago, but it took so long to complete because it is truly emotional to re-live some of the moments I have encountered and I know others have encountered when it comes to losses and letting that be the fuel they need for motivation. However, I do really understand the saying that where God gives you a vision, He will provide the provision. Throughout this year I was blessed to begin doing webinars for my business and engaging in other people's webinars that connected me to powerful women. Long story short a young lady I connected with on Facebook from St. Louis connected me with another young lady from St. Louis who connected me on her webinar with a young lady who would be helping her publish her own book.
At that point I decided to look up the lady Chanel Martin up on Facebook and saw she resides in Alpharetta, GA. Not only that, but she has a company that is called Beyond the Book Media, so I liked the page and subscribed to her 7-day challenge that was from October 1st to October 7th, where writers can come together every day and write their manuscript in 7 days. I was like wow this was what I needed to get back on track for 2019 in order to finish writing my book by November 23rd. Also I was able to connect with other authors who encouraged us everyday to write our manuscripts. The icing on the cake was that her company aligns with my spiritual beliefs that God gave me this vision to birth this book. At the end of the 7-day challenge Chanel allowed us in the group to take advantage of her company helping us self-publish our books.
I wrestled for a while with God that I did not have the funds to be able to invest in getting this very book published, but then God checked me and revealed to me during my second go round in a 40 day prayer challenge that:
"An old adage: the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Based on my experience, that first step is always the hardest and longest step. It will require the most faith. It will feel the most awkward. But if we step out in faith, signs will follow. In fact, an avalanche of blessing will overtake us and overwhelm us. We'll be buried in God's blessings...If you want to see God move, make a move."
With that said I thought of making my move by asking others who believe that this book will be a blessing to yourselves and others by partnering with me in sowing a seed to help me raise funds to publish my first book. I am really looking forward to see what God will do so that I can make sure I publish this book in 2020 and I look forward to everyone's help in getting this book out to the masses.