There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens . . .
When the last book of The Glade Series, The Moment of Truth, arrives at my door in June, I am thrilled! I contact two places which hosted book launches for A Trip, a Tryst, and a Terror and Children in the Garden. To my dismay, one business is in the midst of relocating and the other is closing!
What am I to do? What other venues might be interested in hosting a signing? My wheels are whirling as I plan my strategy.
Then, my father's health takes an unexpected turn for the worse. The whole family is plunged into a day-by-day, touch-and-go, wait-and-see mode. My phone is with me 24/7. I expect the call at any moment. This is not the time to be making other plans.
So, I don't. I place everything on hold. At least, for the time being.
After all, it's not about me. It's about my dad, my family . . .
But, in the last several weeks, though Dad is still suffering with Alzheimer's, his health, otherwise, seems to have stabilized. Mom has caregivers coming in round-the-clock. We visit regularly, taking Mom and Dad a meal every time we come.
And, I think how proud my father was of me when my books were published. How thrilled he was for his daughter's writing success.
It's okay. You can move on. Your dad would want it that way . . .
Miraculously, in less than two weeks' time, I have four book signings scheduled. Four!!!*
Once again, I'm reminded that everything happens in God's timing, not mine. It's not about what I want or when I think I should have it. It's when He say, "Go!" That's the moment to jump, to move, to be ready for great things to happen.
Great things. God things. Arriving in abundance when the season is right.
When has something happened in your life that you recognized as being in God's timing, not yours?
Will you pray with me?
Father in Heaven, Your timing is perfect. When we don't understand why things aren't happening when and how we think they should, remind us to trust in Your ways and Your will for our lives. Grant us patience and peace in the waiting. Amen.
*To see a list of where and when I will have book signing, go to my website and click on "News & Events."