Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Your Story Isn't Finished Yet

As I continue taking time away to hear what God is speaking and continue making time for the moments that matter I am finding the Author of my faith is finishing my story (or at least this chapter of it).

He is finishing this book on the inside of me.

Maybe that's why it's not finished on paper quite yet.

You see, I started a journey last year (except really, it started way before then) of writing a book I was certain I was supposed to write. I was so sure, in fact, that I attended my first writer's conference and met with two publishers. One publisher was interested and said she wanted to see more. Home from the conference I was determined to squeeze the words out to finish what the publisher wanted to see. Instead, I stared at blank pages and an empty computer screen.

And wondered why.

Why the words wouldn't come.

But I know now this story, this message, isn't finished.

He's still writing and I'm still learning.

Don't give up on something God has told you to do - no matter how long it takes.

Your story isn't finished yet.

Let the Author of your faith continue penning the pages before you...

Joining with Jen and the Solei Deo Gloria Sisterhood

13 friends had this to say:

Shakin' the Foundation said...

Love!! What a wonderful reminder and such an encouraging post! And I can't wait to read your book :)
Love you girl!!

Angel said...

This is very timely for me. Thank you for the encouraging words. Blessings to you!

Shelly said...

Thank you, Stacey and Angel...so glad you stopped by. And I love how God always speaks to our hearts and spirits collectively, no matter where are physically. Love and big hugs! :)

Sherrey said...

Thanks for giving me the nudge I needed to keep writing what He wants me to write. :)

Lori McClure said...

"Don't give up on something God has told you to do - no matter how long it takes." - Yes, thank you for that!

Pamela said...

Those are the best books--the ones God finishes. Birthing our words is hard work, yet when God gives them to us, it's a bestseller in the the kingdom of God.

Shelley said...

Well of course, I had to come visit you from SDG because I'm a 'Shelley' too - lol

But I also know I was suppose to be here because I just LOVE this post ... simple yet sooo profound and encouraging ... it was a word like an arrow to my heart today!

I just know the book He writes within you has a 'fairy tale ending'

God Bless!

Shelly said...

Sherrey, Lori, Pamela and Shelley! Thanks for stopping by! Praying for you all to keep moving forward in His timing and wrapped in grace! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

nice post thanks for sharing i found you thrue other followers looking for to visit more blessings across the miles

Annmarie Pipa said...

this is true about everything! He is smarter than we are...so His plan for whatever we do has to be better than our plan....
good luck!!

Traci Michele said...

keep writing. keep listening. keep listening... the words will come, because He is the writer, and you are the pen :-)

Love, Traci Michele @ Ordinary Inspirations

Traci Michele said...


Love your visits over to Ordinary Inspirations! You are a blessing!

Love, Traci Michele

AmyAlves said...

Hey Shelly Girl! I was just thinking about you today so I thought I'd pop by and catch up a little! Thank you for this encouraging post... I'm looking forward to hearing about what God brings together for you, for your good. AMAZING!!! We're listening to Him together sister! Fully believing, He's not finished yet. ~ Blessings from Maine, Amy