I would have said that I’m not a person who asks for help easily, except that Hayden broke me of that pride 18 years ago, and just in case I was getting cocky, God reminded me earlier this year that it is okay to let your husband tie a lop-sided ponytail in your hair, because it is done with love.
Yet here I am, in a situation where I am about to ask thousands of people for help…to support something that I believe in. Maybe it shouldn’t be, but it feels like a tough ask. The logical part of my brain says that a Kickstarter is a really great way to generate buzz and interest in a project that might otherwise slide under the radar. But sitting down and having to answer questions about my project goal, that’s a tough one. And I think the hardest part of it is that in my heart, I would do this for nothing. I wrote this book because I felt called to do it. Even now, writing this, I don’t want to sound like a martyr. I have found such love and such joy from my faith. And that’s really what the Book of Ruth is about…it’s a story of one woman’s unfailing faith.
I keep praying for guidance about how to approach this project. Today I received support from a very respected and valued peer. God is using other’s, he’s using you, my blog readers to lift me up and encourage me…and as I write this, I feel as He is also finally giving me the answer to my question.
God is so good. Always. Trust Him with your questions and believe that He will give you the answer, even if it’s not always what you might expect, just as He did for me tonight.
God bless you!