In January of this year, I entered the Women of Faith Writing Contest. I had high hopes of winning the grand prize – a chance to have your book published by Thomas Nelson and being carried under the Women of Faith name. I took a chance, along with 749 other women. For whatever reason, I did not win, nor did I come in the top 30 finalists. Even though I was deeply disappointed, I still felt a strong urge to keep writing.
God spoke to me through a dear friend and said, “You’re telling the wrong story.” I was thinking to myself, “What?? What does that mean?” My story is my story and this is the only way I know how to tell it. But God went even further and the very next day I read this on one of Beth Moore’s blog.
So by God’s favor, I have been given an opportunity to improve my craft, expand my writing and speaking skills, and hopefully discover my real message. Proverbs 31 Ministries is hosting their annual She Speaks Conference. They are offering up two scholarships to attend and I, like so many others, have entered. Even if I don’t receive the scholarship, I am believing that God will provide the means and way for me to get there.