If my fingers were walking down the interstate as I’ve typed on my computer this past week, I would be in California this morning! I consider myself to be the ultimate multitasker of the universe (besides God, of course), but this has been another whole new level of productivity! Honestly, without this new grace, last week would have taken any normal person 3 months or more!
Thank you God, for always making us whatever we need to be in the exact moment we need to be it! Wahoooooo!
One of the publishers I’ve been negotiating with has given me a projected release date of somewhere between June and September of next year. I can maybe make it till June, but I will burst into flames if I have to carry this message until September!
Really, the time frame they’ve given is customary… and the time would fly by fast with all the promotional stuff, and accumulating endorsements, and scheduling a Make Me A Legend speaking tour, and hosting pre-release parties, etc.
Yet, just like so many people, I am over-pregnant with purpose and I so badly want to give birth sooner than the birthing suite seems to be available. (photo above by Corie Marie)
Here is the message I sent to that companies publicist early this morning! Perhaps it will give you a laugh, or it will set you on fire!
Dear Lester Thompson (fictitious name), you’re amazing! Thank you for another heartfelt reply. Every time we communicate, the sparks fly for me! I’m praying for you this morning, thanking God for our developing partnership.
I guess, of everything we’ve discussed, the biggest factor in my mind concerning any publishing contract is how fast and widespread the publisher can launch my message into the earth.
I agree with you on the prophetic timing of God, and I definitely do not want to strive my way into a premature delivery. They used to call me Jacob, but on one dark night some time ago, I sent my family and friends, and all my possessions across the ford of Jabbok… and there, I was alone with God. I wrestled with Him until the break of day—and in that dark season of my life, God changed my name… (story built from Genesis 33:22-32)
I’m going to exaggerate slightly and give you and your lovely wife a delicious and entertaining Saturday morning breakfast in bed…
It’s very difficult for me to process another 11 months, when I have been writing for the past 5 years and editing myself crazy for at least the past 6 months. : )
Do me a favor. Close your eyes and picture a 9 month and 1 week (overdo) pregnant woman.
See her standing in front of you right now, Lester—she has her left hand on the back side of her left hip, as she carefully positions her right hand underneath the promised child of her overdue destiny, to leverage up her 50 pound belly. Now look up, and pay special attention to this woman’s conflicted face. Notice those faint groans and intermittent grunts. Look deep into her blood shot eyes…
Lester—I am that pregnant woman! And the only thing I can say right now is,
“Help! Dear God, get this thing out of me! You might not be finished up with that other routine prenatal appointment, and you might not be suited up and sterilized just yet… but I’m coming in for an emergency delivery! I hear you saying, ‘relax and breathe,’ but you see, this is not another one of those false alarms! I know I’ve cried wolf before and I’ve gotten everyone out of bed in the middle of the night, only to drive me back home in silent frustration… but these contractions are different from those other lesser contractions! This is it! We are having this child TONIGHT… Everybody UP! Call the publisher and tell him I’m on my way in, and if he doesn’t meet me at the birthing suite, then I will have it in the hallway… Oh God… will somebody shout PUSH with me right now! My legs are pushing so hard against these stirrups and my hands are gripped so tightly into these handle bars—my whole body is turning blue! Does anybody hear me right now?”
Shall I continue, Lester? I’m out of my mind, don’t you think? Haha.
Just thought you could use a good laugh this morning.
Do you feel just same as I do, about certain divine moments in your own life right now? I think I’m not alone! In fact, when I close my eyes I see in a vision… an entire hospital called The Birthing Suite Hospital! In every room there is another person in the stirrups and pushing! This seems to be a definite prophetic season.
Tomorrow morning at Destiny Family Center, I think we’re going to open a section of the balcony, a historical moment in this current awakening! Over the past few weeks, we’ve been dangerously close to running out of seats. More than 100 people have given their lives to Jesus over the past 5 weeks. An awareness of God is starting to envelop this whole community. Maybe we’ll see you tomorrow morning at 10am!
I just finished praying for you (with tremendous passion), hoping you really feel the difference. I wish you a most triumphant Saturday wherever you are in the earth today.
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With much love…
Dream Big, Live Bold, and Make the Difference!