I have a publishing background. I’ve been to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy and other stateside book shows where foreign rights to English-language books are bought and sold.
My publishing contracts have clauses about foreign-language editions.
But I still didn’t see it … the reach my books could have.
“Send Anyone Else”
I’m prepping this month to start on a new project. It feels overwhelming. I feel a little like Moses when God called him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. “Moses again pleaded, ‘Lord, please! Send anyone else’ ” (Exodus 4:13 NIV).
But then I glance over at the shelf where my foreign editions are lined up.
I feel like they are sort of smiling at me. “Moses didn’t lead the Israelites out alone,” they say. “You’re not sitting there alone at your desk either.”
God can, and does, do so much more than we ever ask or imagine!
What About You?
Now, you might not be writing books, but I know you’ve got challenges.
Here’s the thing. No matter what the voices in your head say, you do have abilities. You can face the situation, take action, make progress.
And no, you’re not as talented or as educated or as energetic or as connected or as able as somebody else. But that’s OK. (Just remember Moses!)
And whatever it is you need to do, maybe you can’t do it all by yourself, but you don’t have to.
Because God hasn’t left you all by yourself.
And the results? Well, they’re just likely to be waaayyyy bigger and better than anything you have ever imagined!
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think (Ephesians 3:20 NLT).