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“You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.” Isaiah 62:3
Hello my beautiful readers. I am back. It feels like an eternity since I last posted, even though it has only been a few months. I have been extremely busy with a surprise for you all. Over the last year I have been writing a semi-biographical book about sexual abuse.
It started out as a novel because I was trying to make it look like it was just a work of fiction, even though it truly wasn’t. I would get stuck in moments of writing because I wanted to go one way and the Lord wanted me to go another. When I finally got towards the end of the story and was ready to share it with some Beta Readers I was confronted by a few people about what my goal with it would be.
I was still clinging to the idea of making it a novel but they pointed out that I needed to make it less personal, so I took it to the feet of Jesus. “Lord, what do you want me to do with this? I am not sure I am ready to admit all of this about myself to the world. I will do as you say, whatever direction that takes me.”
Then my mentor, after reading the rough copy of my manuscript, told me to turn it into a study guide in an effort to help others recover from sexual abuse. I received a resounding YES from the Lord and completed the final touches in record-breaking time. When everything else seemed to lag on and I wasn’t sure why it was taking so long it was as if God just needed me to remember to follow His lead.
It has been a labor of love and heartache for me to relive my emotional past but I pray it helps ladies who have, will, or know someone suffering from sexual abuse, in need of restoration, to find peace and healing. You can order it directly from Amazon by clicking this affiliate link “Not Just Somebody’s Daughter.”
You are beautiful in His eyes and I pray, in your reading the book, that you discover the royal diadem He believes you to be.
Not Yet But Getting There! (notyetproverbs31)