We all know that saying ‘My mouth dropped!’ Has your mouth dropped after seeing something unexpectedly pop up? I bet you have.
I like to think that God had fun planning this one particular way of surprising me.
A few weeks ago, I got email from a book writers competition organization called American Book Fest stating my book was chosen to be one of the Award Finalists. Did I read right? My book was chosen? I felt like I had – time for that quote – died and gone to Heaven. But before I went there, I had to see how my book showed on the list. Those two words ‘Click here’ whispered to me to click.
“This should be interesting,” I thought. – CLICK
The website showed up. As I scrolled down, the ‘Award Winners’ showed up first. Of course I would have loved to have seen my book next to that title, but I was still floating high having been chosen as an Award Finalist. One by one I scrolled down, with the pictures of each ‘Award Winner’ showing along with its information.
When will the Award Finalist list begin? How many are there? When will mine show?
After checking that first Award Winner, I scrolled down.
Second one down… Award Winner – scroll to the next.
Third one down… Award Winner – keep going.
Forth one down… Award Winner – oh, come on. Stop this list of winners.
Fifth one down… Award Finalist.
The look on my face began to change.
Ten thousand questions began floating around in my head at eighty miles a second as I just stared at my screen. My eyes began crawling to the left of ‘Award Finalist’.
Where will mine show? How far down the list is my book? If it’s far down, then no one will really see it. Watch it be after oodles of others. Oh, please don’t be too far down.
All I was hoping to see in some near future was the picture of my book, along with its title, God and Your Pillow.
If you want to know why I almost fainted in the middle of my next thought, check out this photo.
I’m sure God couldn’t wait to see what my face would look like when I saw my book was at the very top of that Award Finalist list. You read that right: TOP ! There’s one thing He still hears me say to this day: Thank you Lord.
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