Writing a book is one of the greatest ways to multiply the work of power and grace Christ has done in your life. If I had someone share with me the information that I am going to tell you today, I would have never struggled with blocking time to create my first coaching manual.
So here’s the truth. God sometimes calls people to write in super-spiritual ways; I am not disputing that. Maybe they have some vision or mystical experience where they know that they know they need to obey him and take action. And then there is all the rest of us that God just gives this nagging feeling to that won’t go away; that feels more like a desire. For some reason, if it’s a desire then it is so much easier to ignore or think it’s “flesh.” But here’s the thing. Desires are planted by the Lord, and if your heart is to see people set free, this is just as valid as some mystical experience!
Let me assure you, whether you have strong impressions in prayer, idea’s that you think would help others build success or just that ordinary nagging, won’t go away feeling the way I did; this is the Holy Spirit nudging you to write down your thoughts and processes into a precise form! So, it’s important that you yield to this, the same way you would yield to God asking you to deal with some aspect of your old nature.
Why Some People Talk About Writing A Book But Never Do
I have noticed that the more people struggle with needing affirmation from others, the longer they talk and not take action. After coaching hundreds of people through this process, it boils down to one issue. They are afraid to put their identity out there for people to inspect because all deep down most of us are scared of getting found out that we really don’t have anything special to say, all our hard work will amount to nothing or that worse, people don’t agree with our theology and slam us publicly. (Been there done that:)
The first book I wrote was terrible. I had a friend of mine who was an English teacher go through it with a red pen, and I cried reading her comments. But here’s the thing. After I had rewritten it, it became my foundational program that the Lord used to set hundreds of clients free and help my business take off. The bottom line is if God has spoken to you about this, it is now about what God wants to use you for and not whether you feel like writing it or you don’t have time, resources, etc. on the excuses. It’s about you being obedient, activating your faith and stepping into a place and position where you can be used as a conduit for God’s message.
Here Are Five Reason’s To Get Started Writing That Book
1. Writing a book is about WHO God is sending you to transform.
I believe this is why most people who say, “I’m going to write a book someday,” never cast their vision, block time to write and FINISH the book in a deadline (Because the truth is you can have the never-ending perfectionistic book project). It’s because it’s still about them and they are getting spiritual warfare! When you have a revelation that the Lord is trying to activate you to bring him glory, you will find the time to get up at 4 am if you have to write, bump the lunches so you can write while you are at work and otherwise do what you have to do to finish it. You will be able to push through the fear of the whole thing being a complete failure because you now have become OBEDIENT and now it’s up to God on what to do with it.
2. Writing the book will force you to identify your BOLDEST IDENTITY zone. This is the place you are most anointed to serve people in.
I just spoke at the Georgia Christian Counselors Association about growing extra income streams through developing a book. Here’s what I see happen again and again. We all have resurrection stories that glorify Christ and lead people to HIM. There is anointing on your testimony because it is the work of the Holy Spirit in your life. When you take the time to harness this and give your audience a step-by-step system for break-through, the results are BOLD. It’s because your brokenness is the place God wants to use, not your knowledge. This is why you don’t have to worry about it being too simple or not theologically deep enough. Write about your pure illumination.
3. Writing the book is about God using you now in the small things. In your closest friendships, in your neighborhood, and in your city.
Holy Cow. Don’t even get me started here with the professional speaking friends I have whose big city published books are sitting in their garage affecting NO ONE. People, you don’t have to be published by supernova Christian book publisher to begin transforming people’s lives. You can self-publish your first book like I did and see if it affects people for the kingdom BEFORE you invest $20,000 into a bigger publishing venture. Let’s be clear; your book is about GOD touching people, not fame, fortune and the big bucks you will make. Quit worrying about who will publish it and the cover, layout, and editing. Just get started writing and finish it and God will give you all those steps when you need them.
4. Writing down your strategies will make you such a better communicator. You will feel so thankful that you took that leap of faith to develop your own content.
There is no better feeling than looking back over the places that Satan has kicked your butt with and getting the satisfaction of seeing the Lord lifted high 100 times for all the ten times that the devil stole from you. WOOT! It’s a beautiful, overcoming, dance in the living room, sing in the car, your victory song! There is something so powerful that happens when you take that thought that has been floating around in your heart and head, and you put it down on paper. It comes to life, and now it can be multiplied. Many times I have written a blog, someone saw it and then invited me to speak on the subject, or they emailed me from halfway around the world telling me it ultimately set them free. It is true that you will magnetize to you what you develop the clarity for, if you share it consistently, it will get even bigger.
5. It will be one of the most fulfilling things you have ever done, and you will look back and THANK GOD for the grace he gave you to get it out of you.
When I look at the transformation that God has brought my clients through my books, I am so humbled by his grace. Every time I take a new client through my team or use it when I speak, I pause and say, “Only you Oh, Lord”. And we all know this, but only God can take the simple things and give people profoundly, life-altering deliverance with it. I don’t want ever to be the kind of person who is looking back and wondering what it would have been like to obey God fully. I want the whole adventure. Risk, success, and failure.
What did you think? What point resounded with you the most? See you in the comments! Love, Bec:)