I have a new theme song.
Okay – I have a theme song. I don’t think I’ve ever had one before. I’ve heard the song a number of times. Abbie sings it in the car with me sometimes. That’s What Faith Can Do by Kutless. For some reason, today the lyrics really struck me.
These lyrics in particular:
It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard
Impossible is not a word
It’s just a reason
For someone not to try
Impossible. So many things seem impossible. But they’re not.
Jesus replied, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.” Luke 18:27
Getting published certainly seems impossible. There’s a million people out there with books they’ve written – one stat I heard said that 85% of people say they have a book they’d like to right. If even just 2 or 3% of those people actually do, that’s still a TON of people.
And then there’s li’l ole me.
I wrote my book. Well, one of them. I’m working on the others. Slowly. Surely. But I’m still just me. I’m not ‘anyone’. I’m a nobody as far as the world is concerned. No one is beating down my door trying to get the rights to my story – like say a Sarah Palin or Billy Graham or something. You look at how many people have written good – and not so good – books and the odds are seemingly insurmountable.
Part of the problem is my perspective. I know that. I read a blog post recently about a woman who had her first book published this year and has had FOUR more published already [I don’t remember who it was – I read it on Novel Journey – I think]. I see that and I don’t see ‘Wow! If it happened to her, it can happen to me!’ No. I look at it and I see something more like Yahtzee. Like ‘Oh. Well, guess that fills the quota of ‘first time novelist with five books out already’ slots. That one’s taken…’
But that’s not how God works. God’s perspective is more like that first one. “Look, Child. With Me NOTHING is impossible. What I did for her, I can do for you.”
So what can faith do? Faith can move mountains. Miracles can happen. Hope doesn’t end, even when the sky falls.
Overcome the odds
You don’t have a chance
(That’s what faith can do)
When the world says you can’t
It’ll tell you that you can!
You can! I can!
Am I going to end up published by a major publishing house and not just printing off a few dozen copies for family and friends? I don’t know. I don’t know for certain that God’s plan for my life includes writing ‘full time’. I hope it does. I pray it does. But if it doesn’t, the journey I’m taking right now is a part of where He wants me to end up. It may be difficult to accept at some point that my path is going elsewhere, but the journey is what’s important now.
Learning to trust God.
To put my faith in him.
When the world says I can’t, faith tells me I can.
With God, all things are possible.
That’s what faith can do.