Mind Made Up

“And then one day it happens. Everything you’ve been working for all leads up to that one sudden moment. Life is full of mundane determination, and only sprinkled with suddenlys.

Jordan Smith Blog

I am overly elated to say I have finally signed on with a publishing company to bring my book to the public. It has been eight years in the making. To be fair, though, eight years ago I had no idea I was writing a book. All I knew was, I was gushing out my heart in the privacy of my prayer closet and bookishly bleeding all over my devotional notebook.

That time in my life was so intimate with God. So when He told me to write it all down so that I could witness His faithfulness in the end, I had no idea He meant not only would I have the most amazing husband on the planet, but also that I’d be releasing a book about it all.

I was steadfast from a young age concerning who I was going to marry. I didn’t want to do the dating game of practicing divorce. But man, was that a difficult decision to make at only sixteen. Spoiler alert, I didn’t do everything perfect. But my heart was fervent about finding God’s will.

I didn’t set out to write a book. I did, however, set out to follow God’s path wherever it took me. I would have never guessed here. I would have never guessed Seth, my husband, was the one He was leading me to. I would have never guessed writing a book was what I was working towards. I guess that’s why it’s so important to follow God’s directions- because I could have never gotten here on my own.

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20

“Infinitely more” is exactly what my marriage is like. It’s so infinitely more than I prayed, hoped, and sacrificed for.

I made many tough choices in those years, but none that weren’t worth it. I don’t feel cheated in anyway. I feel extravagantly overcompensated for my obedience.

As I look back on all that time in between the beginning and now, I see that making the difficult decision not just once, but many many times is what determines the results.

If you want the rare suddenlys of life, you have to put in the rare consistencies day to day.

I won’t lie, there were many a day I didn’t write. There were times I tried to shove this away. Especially when I found out how difficult publishing is. You don’t have to have perfect attendance, but you do have to make up your mind in the beginning.

There is something so powerful in a mind made up. It will push you through the difficult days you didn’t see coming.

Whatever it is you know you need to do but haven’t had the determination to chase- go after it today. No matter how long it takes. There will always be unforeseen circumstances. Decide ahead of time you’re going to do it anyway.

Because God will always make His purposes worth your trouble. I’ve never sacrificed anything that wasn’t worth it concerning God. I’ve never let go of anything He hasn’t returned ten-fold.

If you want God’s results, you have to do it God’s way. A consistently obedient heart will find a consistently blessed life.

Make up your mind today- to take your next steps God’s way.

Be Blessed!

Stay tuned for more information about the new book and future release dates! Thank you for your continued support and prayers.