He Who Gives
Everyone knows that famous line from Dr. Martin Luther King, “I have a dream.” I am sure that many people have been able to use that as inspiration when they refer to their own dreams. Some people don’t look at Dr. Martin Luther King as the public figure that he was, but rather as someone who was not afraid to admit his own fears.
I will use myself as an example, I am an accomplished author of several children’s books and an adult book with many more in production. Most recently, my publisher that had taken me on as one of their top authors and published my books at no cost because they believed in my writing and skill, has gone bankrupt. You can imagine my fear wondering, what will happen to my already published books circulating the market, what will happen to my other books they have in production, what will I do? After thinking about this and hearing other authors who paid thousands of dollars to have a chance at publishing with them and losing money, I thought, okay what can I do as an individual? Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech came to mind from my history books, movies and teachers that have used and engraved that phrase somewhere in the back of my mind. “I have a dream.” I have heard that many times. Now it was time to say , ” I have a dream.” I have a dream to write, to share knowledge, to share stories, to be inspiring, to give hope and encouragement through my many styles of writing. I can either stay where I am and wallow in self-pity or I can rise about this temporary set back and push through and become successful in my writing again.
I have a great testimony and I know that I can make a difference in someone’s life and help change things in this world when given an opportunity to share my writings. I am blessed to have people in my life that encourage my writing and believe in me. So if they believe in me, why shouldn’t I?
So today I leave you with this, believe in your dream, do not give up, if God planted that dream in your heart, it will be a matter of time before it comes true. If God gives you a dream, He will teach you how to use it to give to others.
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