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so a presidential candidate has a copy of my book
a story on impact that all of us can make
Okay, it’s an ex-presidential candidate.
This is a picture of Andrew Yang (2020 presidential candidate) (The Yang Gang) holding and flipping through my book Rhythms of Resilience.
My seminary friend Eric was so impressed with my book that he thought of handing it to him. As he was flipping through, he said, “Thank you. This looks like a really timely book.”
Some more back story that my friend told me about:
He said Andrew’s wife is (became?) a Christian
Her faith was instrumental in his 2020 run.
Although he is not a Jesus follower, Andrew is becoming closer to becoming a Jesus follower (c’mon Jesus!)
My friend thought to give it to him because he wanted something to help Andrew on his journey toward Jesus.
I was really floored to be honest.
Let me explain:
When I set out to write the book, my initial intention was to write for my friends struggling so that they could get closer to God in chaos.
Never in my closest imagination did I imagine the book touching the hands of someone running for president of our country.
I wrote this not to boast. But to encourage you out there:
You never know the impact of your work.
You never know if a word, a smile, a prayer, or a great work will impact others.
Never underestimate what God has placed in front of you to do.
Hear how Jesus describes working in his kingdom:
He also said, 'This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come
We are just seed planters!
My dream is that the work that I do will impact nations. Not for me of course.
But for the fame of HIS name.
Is there a contribution that you’re making that you’re underestimating? Don’t.
A tiny seed in the hand of a master sower will go to places you could never place it.
You were made for greatness,