I am so excited to share a little story with all of you on this beautiful Thursday. I am going to warn you, I am about to write a novel, but stick with me to the end where I introduce an amazing, life-changing book that takes a look at our divine fingerprints, and finds the force that makes us unstoppable! 🙂
I had made the decision a few months ago to transition from Marketing Project Coordinator, a position I was very good at, to a copywriter. The last few weeks have been amazing as I have learned the copywriter ways and have been involved in some pretty intense brain storming sessions. This week on the other hand has been very challenging. You see, I have this problem where I am constantly comparing my work to others, and in writing, that is the wrong thing to do. I am very intimidated by the other copywriters that I work with because their writing is so unbelievably great.
Yesterday, I experienced a moment where I stared at the computer screen for an hour trying to figure out good promotional copy for 11 different postcard headlines. My self esteem, my love for writing, my optimism and strength all went out the window. I felt helpless and even worse, like a failure. Thoughts kept going through my head like, “Why did you take this new position, you are not good at it?” and “How will you be able to do this for a long period of time, you have no creative ideas?”
Well come on now, of course I couldn’t write any good ad copy with that kind of mindset!
At that moment, I knew it was time for a new devotional book. I sat there and asked myself, “Where have you put God in your life during this hard time?” Boom, a humbling moment, I wasn’t putting Him first!
When you experience a hard time, that’s when you need God in your daily life even more!
On my lunch break I walked over to Barnes & Nobles to get a new devotional book. As I stood in front of the Christian book section, I was overwhelmed by the large selection. I picked out a few books, read the backs, but didn’t feel like they were the books God needed me to read right now. My time began to quickly disappear as I rushed through book after book trying to get the perfect one.
Then I stopped and prayed that God would place my hand on the book He wanted/needed me to read. I mark this moment as my defining moment, a miracle moment.
My hand landed on a book titled, “Your Divine Fingerprint: The Force That Makes You Unstoppable” by Keith Craft.
In the summary, Craft talks about how at the age of fourteen, he looked at his right hand and realized he had a fingerprint nobody else had and that no one else ever would. God made him unique. He believes that the glory of God is literally revealed in the individual fingerprint that God has given us. Throughout this amazing book, Craft teaches how to identify, amplify and celebrate your uniqueness – and your connection to God.
He states you connect with God when you turn a defining moment into a miracle moment by making a decision and then taking action. When you understand the power you have to choose how a moment will affect you, you can then begin to define the moment instead of the moment defining you!
What a humbling moment and amazing experience to feel God place my hand on this incredible book and already teach me something about myself. Today, it’s time to stop comparing myself to others and to use my unique fingerprint to do what He has placed me on this earth to do! 🙂
I’m so excited to share with you the lessons I learn throughout this devotional! Join me as we take a look at our divine fingerprint, and find the force that makes us unstoppable!