This is the fourth in a series of articles about things that have happened in my life in a way that only God could have orchestrated.
I went into 2014 not knowing where my writing and speaking ministry might go. There was nothing else I could do with it. I had taken it as far as humanly possible, with no idea what direction to move in. I was willing to just keep doing what I had been doing, speaking at the local mission and posting articles on faithwriters. If God wanted to expand my ministry or move it in a different direction, He would make it happen. At the same time I was praying that whatever happens, it sure would be nice to begin making some money from my writing.
In the midst of all of this there were four verses of scripture upon which I was focusing: Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 37:7, Isaiah 40:31, and Ephesians 3:20. The progression was interesting because the thought of one verse led right into the next.
Proverbs 3:5-6 reminded me that I was not to move forward in my own wisdom and understanding. I was not supposed to try and figure things out. If I sought to acknowledge God in all of my ways, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually, then He would direct my paths.
Psalm 37:7 told me that whatever happens that delighting in the Lord must be my central focus.
Isaiah 40:31 informed me that I should wait upon the Lord. If I did that I would mount up with wings like an eagle.
Ephesians 3:20, which is my life verse, told me that God was able to do more than I could ever ask or think. God could take my writing ministry to new heights.
This is exactly what happened! God expanded my ministry in a way that was better than I ever expected. At the same time that I posted an article on faithwriters, in God's timing a man in North Carolina was looking for writers for a new website he was launching. He contacted me, telling me it was the kind of article he was looking for. Within a week he hired me to be on his writing staff, along with eight other people from faithwriters. To be on a team of writers hired from all over the nation is more than I ever imagined. The website I write for is www.thebottomline.co.
I am not one of the most talented writers in the nation. God does not necessarily choose the wise, the mighty, or the noble. See I Corinthians 1:26-29. He does not always choose the most talented, the most successful, or the person with the most fame or prominence.
Keep doing whatever ministry in which you are involved, whether it is writing, speaking, or something else. Do not lean upon your own understanding and wisdom, but delight yourself in the Lord. Wait upon his plans for your ministry and God will take it, in his timing, to new heights beyond whatever you can ask or think.