Waiting and Persistence

Let us not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9 CSB

A huge field of wheat at dusk, ready for reaping.

I had about given up on my dream to get one of my children’s stories published, when I read this verse last week. I felt like Paul was speaking directly to me, to my heart.

Some history, as most of you know and for those who are new to the blog, I am an aspiring children’s book author. I write stories for kids. Bible stories about creation and unique characters like Deborah. Stories about Jesus, getting along with others, and poetry about our wonderful, created world.

I just knew, when I felt God’s calling on my life, that my dream would become a reality. I attended my first Christian Writers Conference in 2017 and I was inspired! I began this blog in January of 2018 as I began to write more seriously. I write two posts each week, one for adults and one for children. I do love the writing.

As the years passed, I enjoyed writing the blog and I attended other conferences and met other writers and authors who told me, “you can write.” Over the years, I sent my stories to several agents, publishers, and others I have met at conferences. No responses or polite, yet kind, rejections. It was disappointing.

My waiting has been long, but this verse encourages me; don’t get tired, keep writing, don’t give up. Without persistence you will not reap anything. If I continue to do my part, put forth the effort, write my stories, and keep trying other options for publishing, I will reap in the proper time, in other words, God’s timing, not mine.

So, with renewed hope and persistence in the waiting, my writing journey continues.

This week I encourage each of you to be persistent in your waiting. What is your dream that you are still working toward? Don’t get tired of doing good. Be persistent. Don’t give up. And find joy in the waiting.

I thank God for each of you! And I thank you for joining me this week as we are encouraged to not give up on doing good; we will eventually reap a harvest in the proper time.

Blessings and persistence in the waiting!

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