My upcoming book, Embracing The Race: 40 Devotions for the Runner’s Soul, is closer to the finish line of finally being published. This process hasn’t been a quick sprint by any means, but more like a grueling long distance race with many twists and turns.
What started out as an exciting dream with determination, gradually turned to many moments filled with doubt and discouragement along the way.
Can I really do this?
What if it isn’t good enough?
What if they reject me?
Just as a race is completed one step at a time, the process of writing a book is also completed one step at a time.
And with each step, we keep going. We persevere!
My goal was to write 40 devotions that highlighted the parallels between running and our journey with God. But sometimes when I was writing the first five, I worried if I’d be able to finish the last five. God reminded me over and over again:
One step at a time. I’ll give you grace for today. Stop worrying about tomorrow.
I’m excited that God has opened the door for me to write this book! He’s showed me so much truth, wisdom and insight that I wouldn’t trade for anything. When I first started running, I truly thought I was checking a box on my bucket list to run one 5K.
But God had other plans.
When my feet pounded the pavement, He spoke truth into my soul.
With every step of my slow pace, He soothed me with His peace.
What I thought was just a race, were hidden lessons of His grace.
Whether you consider yourself a runner or not, Embracing The Race will encourage and challenge you in your race of life. You’ll be inspired to go deeper in your walk with Jesus. The apostle Paul writes multiple times throughout scripture how our lives are like a race.
And he urges us to run in such a way as to win!
My book won’t officially release until November 14th, but it’s available on Amazon now if you’d like to preorder it. Click HERE to check out the details.
Until then, I’d appreciate your prayers as I take the next steps of building the momentum through marketing and spreading the word. I’ll keep you posted in the weeks to come. The ultimate goal is to encourage others in their faith journey!
I don’t know where you are in your race of faith. Maybe you’re at the start line and you’ve barely taken a few steps. Maybe you’ve been in the race for a while, but you’re wearing out and feel like you want to quit. No matter where you are, I encourage you to simply take the next step. Keep going!
One step at a time.
Blessings to you!