I Am What I Am
Well, I officially signed my contract for four more books with Realms, mailed it back to them, and got word today that they received it.
I was thinking about all this today and the remarkable journey God has led me on with my writing and how He’s taken me down roads I truly thought I’d never travel. When this most recent contract is up I will have published eight novels. Three years ago one novel was only a dream.
Oh me of little faith!
I was also thinking that I can’t ever–ever–take what He’s given me for granted. And I don’t.
Last week I came across a verse I’m sure I’ve read before, in fact I know I have, but for some reason never noticed . . . until this time (ever have that happen?).
1 Corinthians 15:10, But by the grace of God I am what I am.
Man, is that awesome or what? All that I am, all that has been accomplished, is by His grace alone. I am what I am and am where I am not because of anything I’ve done but because of His abundant grace. Period.
And for that reason I will continue to take my writing seriously and never, ever, take it for granted.
And if ever do or even sound like I do, please, someone give me the biggest karate chop to the solar plexus (you fans of 70’s and 80’s pro wrestling will know what that is) that’s ever been given to anyone walking on two legs. I’ll deserve it and then some.