On many occasions I come across a Sister or Brother of the Pen who moves me to tears. I was on the phone with one of my besties, Chandra Sparks Splond, another Sister of the Pen and she steered me toward this week's guest blogger Joylynn M. Ross. I'm honored to share this "Aha" Moment with you.
I was at a literary event not too long ago and at times I felt inferior to some of the National Bestselling authors that occupied the room because their literary reputations preceded them.
Everyone in the room seemed to have known who they were and greeted them with huge applause. I reflected back on that moment and said in prayer, “God, I want to know what it feels like to enter people's presence and everyone in the room already knows who I am." God’s reply to me was, "Me too."
It was then I had my greatest “Ah Ha” moment. My ministry is delivering God's message through the written word in the form of literary entertainment in order to point the world in the direction of the kingdom. In doing so I FINALLY realized that E. N. Joy's job is not to make herself famous, but to make God famous. In spite of what some may think, not everybody knows God. Even God Himself knows that; He told me so!
I feel so free now knowing that even though my husband, children and so many family members, friends, readers and strangers have supported me in my literary endeavors, that I don’t have to prove to them that their love and support and bragging about me was not in vain by becoming the most famed and richest author in the world. I don't have to make the New York Times, my books don't have to be turned into Lifetime movies or chosen as Oprah's book of the month. My job is to simply write and make God famous. It all makes perfectly good sense now. Wow! My life just got so much easier.