Finishing

I’ve got a testimony!

First giving honor to God, who is the head of my life.
To the deacons, the preachers, the teachers, and the reachers… I stand before you today to say…

GOD IS GOOD! He’s brought me a MIGHTY LONG WAY!

This week has been one for the books.

Literally.

This week, 3 projects that I’ve been working on in one way or the other in the last year, were released.

A featured essay in the new book #SexAndTheChurchGirl that releases 05.14.19
https://nsbooksandmedia.com/our-books/pre-order-sex-and-the-church-girl/
Co-creator of this new t-shirt design that’s available NOW
https://nsbooksandmedia.com/our-books/saved-sanctified-and-wine-on-wknds-tee/
My FIRST BOOK! “Letters to the Finishers (who struggle to finish)” that releases 06.04.19
https://nsbooksandmedia.com/our-books/pre-order-letters-to-the-finishers/

I am in awe of this moment. And, I’m working hard to stay present in it. God has reminded me that the very place I now sit is a place I prayed FOR YEARS to occupy.

I don’t want to hop, jump and skip over what’s happening right now.
I have THREE whole offerings that the world is & will experience that came from my brain, heart & spirit. I finally, FINALLY #Finished my first book.

I am breathing the tears & prayers of yester-year. I am harvesting seeds that were planted decades ago. I am LIVING in the future I prayed for.

God delivered.
And He’s not done.
He’s not done showing off.

But the real gotcha gotcha is me showing up for myself. Finally.

I’ve spent the last few years clapping AT myself-

“Candace ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ deal๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝwith๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝyour๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝself!”

and also clapping FOR myself-

“Aye! Candace!!! Look๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝat๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝyou๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝdealing๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝwith๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝyo๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝself!”

I stopped waiting for other people to take me seriously before I took myself seriously. I stopped waiting for someone to hand me the life I wanted. I stopped believing I was undeserving or incapable. I courageously told my story and it healed me. It IS healing me.

So I’m leaning ALL the way in. I’m taking it all in. I’m smiling randomly & not trying to cover my mouth when I do so. I’m clapping for myself. I’m proud of myself! *throws confetti in the air* And I absolutely REFUSE to worry about what may or may not come. I will not rush to the next steps. I’m enjoying these steps WAY too much.

2 years ago on this day, on FB, I celebrated the victory of 600-words of written fiction. It was a seemingly small victory but here’s a quotable from that post:

“I can’t expect to reach my destination if I only look for planes to take me there.”

Candace W. 02.21.17

Sometimes, I BE SAYING STUFF! *whew*

I stopped looking only for planes. I picked up my feet & started walking.


‘The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” – Lao Tzu

I have no idea which mile I’m on but I know it’s no longer step one.
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