Yesterday I did something I never thought I’d do – ask for financial help.
For over 20 years I have worked full time at an auditing firm. It’s blessed me with stability, flexibility, and skills; all priceless. I don’t make as much as I could, but the firm has always been good to me.
Mike and I lead a ministry, but we both work full-time. Neither of us feel our time in the marketplace is up, so with God’s strength and wisdom, we do both.
Our paychecks allow us to not only fund our own ministries, but also make contributions to others.
Publishing a book has been a dream God gave me many, many years ago. It took me so long to get to where I’m at. I’m not sure if it was fear, procrastination, not being ready, or finances; it’s probably a mix of everything. But, I have a manuscript and it’s with my publisher.
I don’t have a traditional publisher that pays for everything up front. The odds of that happening are pretty slim. My publisher is a hybrid, but to be honest, to me, they are more than a publisher. They are my mentors and my tribe.
So, even with my publisher. There are costs involved in me being able to birth my book baby. This, I think I can cover the cost on my own.
But, my book baby isn’t the only thing God has called me to do. It’s a launching pad, but there’s so much more, and that’s where the financial need creeps. I am not just looking to be an author. I am a messenger and books are just one small piece of what that entails.
It’s the rest of it that requires me to completely lean on God to provide for. As I dream, it seems that the financial investments needed to make it happen begin to creep substantially, leaving me in an uncomfortable position.
𝐃𝗼 𝐈 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐮𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝗼𝐞𝐝 𝗼𝐫 𝐝𝗼 𝐈 𝐫𝐞𝗺𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝗼𝐲𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝗼 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝗼𝐟 𝐆𝗼𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐇𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐩𝐫𝗼𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞?
Historically, I would have gone with the first option, but recently, I’ve been comforting some things in me that need healing and I’ve decided to take a risk.
𝐃𝗼 𝐈 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐆𝗼𝐝 𝗼𝐫 𝐧𝗼𝐭?
That’s the question that keeps coming to me.
So, I had a choice. I put a stake in the ground and I made it: even without knowing how in the world I could make it happen. I chose to trust God is my provider. He will fund the dreams He placed on my heart and called me to pursue. They can no longer remain a dream. It’s my responsibility to make a reality.
But, I can’t do it alone. None of this has been a solo adventure. This is where I step out of my comfort zone, pride, and opinions due to past experiences. This is where I ask for help.
I need 𝐲𝗼𝐮𝐫 help.
What I can assure you is that by helping me, you will not give and leave empty handed. I strongly believe and know the Lord will bless you tremendously, in many ways,
for investing in me, but also, I will provide you with a gift of appreciation.
Some of those gifts may not come right away, but by the end of the year, you will receive a gift(s) from me as a thank you for believing in me before any visible product or fruit has come.
Every penny will be 𝐈𝐍𝐕𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐃 and 𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐖𝐀𝐑𝐃𝐄𝐃 well; handled with honor, respect, and love.
Whether you can give or not, I could use your prayers. So many people have been praying for me, and I can feel it. Your prayers are always welcomed and appreciated.
Thank you so much for your love and support. It truly means the world to me. I can see it and feel it.
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with much love,