Answering God’s Call…Easy? I think not.

I have always been stubborn and sometimes misguided. If my parents gave me a directive I did my darnedest to do exactly the opposite. Strong willed? Maybe. Downright disobedient? Now we're getting closer to the truth. When I was called to write my first Christian YA novel I continued this disobedient streak and wrote a smut novel instead. Afterwards I even prayed on it. It was clearly not what God had intended. After the proverbial slap on the wrist and a lot of prayer about disobedience to God's will I sat down again and through his Grace I have written some truly amazing, fun lit. Will that be my last hurtle? I'm sure it won't be. Will there be other temptations? Of course! I'm human. I'm a sinner- but most importantly I'm a Christian. I embrace my weaknesses every day as I put on the armor of the Lord and take up my sword- in this case a laptop!

14 Responses to Answering God’s Call…Easy? I think not.

  1. tk Childress says:

    Jenny I met you on a plane from DFW to Charlotte. Blessed by God’s timing! I am so thankful for your obedience to walk in HIS will and that you are using HIS talents to bless others. I would love to stay in touch.

    tk

    • Jenny says:

      Hi TK- It’s so nice to hear from you! I’m going to write that novel I told you about- it’s in the works! I hope you are doing well- continued blessings for you and your family. I think of you often. God Bless. Jenny

  2. Charlotte says:

    Jenny there is something to be said for “strong willed” women with God in their hearts!! You are amazing! I’m so glad that God’s path for you included me! Love ya cowgirl!! Can’t wait for the book tour 😉

  3. Sherry says:

    Jenny! Clearly God has gifted you, and given you a vision of His will for you… to complete these amazing projects you are working on. You have been truly blessed! And we are blessed to know you!
    Let me know how I can help… need encouragement?… help staying awake to write?… lol, whatever the case, I’m here for you cowgirl! 😉

  4. Crystal says:

    Loving your writing Jenny! It’s amazing what God has in store for us…and I definitely think He has led you in the right direction, your work is amazing!!
    Life will have many hurdles; it’s like an ocean with the waves…sometimes we’re in high tide and sometimes in low tide, but with His Grace, he always pulls us through!
    Looking forward to more of your inspirational writing!

  5. Brenda Hart says:

    Spoken in the words of a classy lady living her fourth day. You know who you are, where you’ve been and where you’re going. When we view this as best we can through Christ’s eyes at least our hearts are right…we all slip up sometimes. You are an amazing woman with so much to offer to others and I can’t wait to read this book someday. So glad your self- proclaimed stubborn and misguided self has been put in my path. I don’t see either of those qualities in you.
    Keep on writing…love ya!
    ~ Brenda

  6. Mary Ann Vernace says:

    Jenny, I am so excited for you! You are putting your God-given talent to great use! Your post reminds me of Jo in Little Women where the old professor helps her see something beautiful.

    xo Mary Ann

  7. Dinah says:

    Love your blog and beautiful pics, Jenny! Thank God He gives us the strength that we need to overcome the hurtles and temptations in this life. He has truly blessed you with the talent of writing! Looking forward to reading more 🙂

  8. Congratulations, Jenn. So wonderful to see what you are doing.
    Hoping we can catch up sometime. You look so happy, peaceful and fabulous!

  9. Sharon Srock says:

    We have much in common, except that I didn’t write smut. But I did pray, a lot, over That Star Trek novel…I’m thinking its hidden the same way the smut is….

  10. I always wondered how Moses had the nerve to say, “But, God, I can’t…” I mean, talk about the pot calling the kettle! That said, how many times have I ignored the nudge to do or say something to someone? A friend recently asked us to go with her to visit a sick woman in the hospital. We wanted to wait until after church, but she felt the need to go before, so we did. As it happened, we got to say good-bye to a wonderful woman who passed away shortly after we left. So never ignore those love-taps from God. He really does have it all worked out.

    p.s. You have a precious mom, I can tell!

    brenda

  11. Kathy Chesser says:

    You were not what I’d call ‘downright disobedient’, more like strong-willed, curious, and possessed of a very adventurous and brave spirit! As a teenager, you were always pushing the boundaries to see what was allowed…and yes, to see what you could get away with. I would say you were creative and spirited. 🙂
    When spoken to by a higher authority, you have always made the right choices. I think the same things that you may occasionally consider your ‘weaknesses’ are also your strengths. They make you a very good writer and a very interesting person.
    God gave us the ability to make choices. Like a good parent, He guides and teaches us but allows us the freedom to choose our path in life. You are on the right path. You are fulfilling your dreams and God’s purpose for you.
    Momma xxxooo

  12. Great post–and so, SO true. I think we’ve all been there, Jenny. Wonderful photos, too!

    Blessings,
    Deb

  13. I hear you Jenny. I’ve had several of those slaps on the wrist. I tried to blame God “He made me this way” but that didn’t work. I just got another slap. 🙂
    I’ve learned the hard way that being a Christian is more important than anything else and what we do for God is what really counts. The rest may be fun and important in its own way, but serving Him outshines everything else.

    I really like your blog. And I love the picture of the kids on the tractor and the old swing. reminds me of when I was growing up.

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