‘You will not succeed by your own strength or power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD All-Powerful. Zechariah 4:6 (New Century Version)
Yesterday afternoon sitting in my office, thinking about (stressing about) the book’s release, I closed my eyes for a moment, and this is the verse that I thought of. Not in the New Century Version. I never read the New Century. I’m NKJV, almost as old school as you get. But in thinking about sales and reviews, the word “succeed” really struck me.
Indemnity’s success doesn’t depend on my abilities as a writer. I did my best on it, don’t get me wrong. I edited, cut, trimmed, deepened, strengthened and polished, and then some. And I would be mare than pleased to sell hundreds and hundreds of copies. But still, the success, and how that success is defined, depends on the God who gave the story.
Regardless of how many copies it sells, it is a rare privilege to be able to offer it back to God for His glory, and not mine. My name is on it because I typed it, but God is in it. I am humbled.