A humble beginning …

“When things were going great I crowed, I’ve got it made. I’m God’s favorite. He made me king of the mountain.” Psalm 30:7

imageDavid acknowledged God’s hand in how successful he had become and boldly proclaimed himself to be “God’s favorite.” However, he learned that God does not have favorites and in the next verse he humbly wrote, “Then you looked the other way and I fell to pieces.”

Eight years ago I submitted a story to GuidepostsĀ magazine, and I believe God’s hand helped move the manuscript into the hands of the editors. From that article, I became part of the Guideposts Writer’s Workshop family–a prestigious place to be if you are an Inspirational writer. My first article was published in August 2007. (To read the article, click on Books and Articles in souly4youbylindagillis.com.)

After that publication, a couple more of my articles were published, and I felt perhaps I had a new career in magazine writing. But then God turned his head on my headiness. In the past few years, I have learned to gracefully accept rejection as a part of being a writer and to enjoy success even in small filler articles.

I give Guideposts credit for helping me discover that I am a writer, and God credit for helping me focus on what I feel I do best, blogging Daily Meditation Moments and making them available in printed form through the “Humble Beginnings” book series.

Thank you, God, for being the platform for which I use to dive into the big pool of writing opportunities. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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