“And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh. Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him; and we shall see what will become of his dreams. Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is still our brother, and our flesh. And his brethren were content. Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver; and they brought Joseph into Egypt. And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled. And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were bound; and he was there in prison” (Genesis 37:18-20, 27, 28; Genesis 39:19, 20).
When I came to Christ, it was a difficult task because I had been damaged by the world. Issues of trust arose out of my experiences with those in my circle. I encountered circumstances and situations that marred my innocence. People around me allowed themselves to be used by the enemy, to rob me of my ability to approach life as God intended.
When God placed Adam and Eve in the garden, He had provided for their every need. He did not even want them to be acquainted with the knowledge of good and evil. They had their relationship with each other and with the Godhead. They had fellowship with God every evening. In God’s sight, this was good.
Just like the serpent in the Garden of Eden, there are those who are set on destroying our serenity. From the beginning, Satan has been killing, stealing, destroying, and accusing. The serpent was cursed among all animals for deceiving Eve and causing God’s creation to distress. Once the fruit was eaten, they could no longer enjoy the sweet peace of God taking care of everything. They began to worry about their appearance and the things around them. They began to cover up. They began to look at one another and place blame.
This mentality has been passed down through the bloodline of mankind. It was this thought pattern that caused Joseph’s brothers to become jealous of him and to cause him harm. There are many of us who can relate to the retelling of Joseph’s life. It really brings to life the statement, “There is nothing new under the sun.” We all have sought out someone to share our intimate reveries. Are you one of the many who have been subject to the covetousness of others, someone wondering, “Why him/her and not me?” Did your confidante begin to look for ways to abort your dream? Were they incapable of sharing in your hopes and aspirations? Did they begin to speak against it rather than support you? Did they forsake you?
I had to judge myself and ask, “Is that me? Was I the one who thought of ways to sabotage or secretly hate their appointment?” I had to admit that it was difficult watching someone else prosper and be successful while I was still going through my dry season. I felt forsaken.
We may have ill-feelings in our heart when a friend gets promoted or recognized while our work appears to go unnoticed. Good questions we should ask ourselves: “Have I ever found myself envious and speaking against someone else’s success? Have I considered discouraging my fellow brother or sister in Christ from taking that step of faith he/she shared with me? How often do I gossip under the guise of a prayer request, and repeat a matter that has been told to me in confidence?”
build the writing ministry of your dreams
Having the ability to effectively market your books and other products requires that you first have a writing ministry that is built on a solid foundation.
After all, there are millions of new and aspiring Christian Authors who struggle to build a writing ministry that will be inspirational, empowering, and profitable.
But your story can be different.
At LiyahAmore Publishing, we provide the answers to this problem by offering an exclusive training program--the Empowered Writerpreneurs Program--that walks each client through the building and execution of their writing ministry.
As a result of this training through our publishing school, new Christian Authors gain clarity, focus, and a system of operations that transforms them from an amateur writer to a dynamic writerpreneur, one who is able to operate in this calling full-time.
If you want to effectively promote all your books, products, and other resources, then it's time to build a writing ministry that will astound your audience.
follow me on social media
Over on Facebook, I conduct LIVE video teachings for new and aspiring Christian Authors.
Over on YouTube, I share my weekly video training sessions. This is my new channel, so head over and subscribe.
Over on Instagram, I'm launching my latest project that teaches young girls how to think and grow rich as creatives. This site features my homeschool program, LiyahAmoreK12, and my daughter is the star of the show.
Over on LinkedIn, I have a unique learning experience for Pastors and Ministry Leaders who want to learn about building a publishing platform within their churches and ministries.
And over on Pinterest, I share a library of curated articles that help you live a balanced life as an author.
Order your library of e-books today
Learn why every Christian Authors needs to enroll in the Empowered Writerpreneurs Program with this FREE training guide.
Join the LiyahAmore Mailing List today to receive special offers, regular updates, and FREE content regarding your writing ministry.
Enroll today in the only online school designed for Christian Authors like you: The Empowered Writerpreneurs Program.
Get a jump start in your writing ministry today. Download our FREE Starter Kit and Guide, and prepare to launch your work in 2018.