I couldn’t share my publishing story without giving a nod to feeling overwhelmed.
I was at an amazing conference, being filled with great information… teaching… and encouragement. My mind was already at max capacity. Then, I’m facing publishers who are interested in my book. I was overwhelmed at the first request for my proposal. Everything else just added to it.
Upon arriving home, signing the contract… I was still overwhelmed. There were things I needed to do (editing the book size for starters) and that was on top of my every day life. It’s a process of go-go-go and wait. Trying to understand what to do and when to do it. People giving advice from their experiences, on what you should and shouldn’t be doing, and really it just gets to be too much at times.
Especially when you are getting advice from one person that counters the advice from someone else.
This is why it is so important to take your time, don’t rush. Pray about each of the steps, seek wise counsel but weight it against the Lord’s Word and how is guiding and leading you. There are good, godly, people out there who have amazing testimonies, experience, advice, and good intentions. Just because they are apart of your life does not mean they are aligned into your calling. You can be overwhelmed by the input and stress that others put on you, even when they have your best interest at heart.
Separate the wheat from the chaff.
Trust the One who began your journey will see you through to it’s fruition. Ask God to light up your pathway, and to let you know when the race is done.