Are you about ready to give up on something? Do you feel like you have been working and working but getting nowhere? Well, I feel your frustration.
For three years, Will and I have been struggling to get out our message of hope through our manuscript. It’s pretty well known among the writing community that getting a book published is a daunting task. As a matter of fact, agents are swamped with submissions each year and about ninety per cent of those manuscripts never make it to traditional publishing.
One year ago, we got through the initial hurdle of securing an offer of representation from a literary agency. The year came and went with great hope but no success – it’s been discouraging to say the least. As my husband and I were driving around doing errands one day last week, we began discussing whether I should continue pressing forward with traditional publication or seek out a new avenue. We came to the agreement that if something didn’t unfold by Spring we would take some time off to regroup. For a few minutes we rode along in silence, then John turned on the car radio. At that moment, a Christian music station was on and the words of Tauren Wells filled the car,
God’s not done with you
It’s not over, it’s only begun
So don’t hide, don’t run
‘Cause God’s not done with You
I sat there frozen in shocked silence. It was as if the Lord was speaking directly to me.
SQuire Rushnell, the best-selling author, coined the term “Godwink,” meaning a ‘divine coincidence.” His books show us that divine coincidences have the power to steer us back onto the path of God’s plan for us. This “Godwink” was a reminder that being disappointed is not the time to lean on my own understanding, but the precise time to turn to God and ask Him for guidance in my time of uncertainty.
If something is getting you down today, open your heart to a “Godwink,” and pray for guidance. You never know what the Spring may bring.