Last Spring, Walls of a Warrior was submitted to the 2015 Illumination Book Awards. Months had past, I had completely forgotten about it until the email arrived announcing the chosen winners.
….The 77 medalists come from 28 different U.S. States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France. The diverse topics and styles of the medal-winning books reflect the diversity of Christianity today. Please click on the link below to see the winning authors.
I followed the link and to my surprise, I spotted my name and book title listed under Self Help/Recovery. I sat there in amazement.
Winning an award is different than what I expected. I imagined the podium, an acceptance speech, and clicks of cameras. I know, I am a flashy gal. But my moment was distinct. Peace and contentment filled my heart. It wasn’t about me, it was about Him— all that He is doing. He is building up an army of women who will fight. Women who are strong and courageous. Ladies who lay down lies and pretenses, putting on the armor of transparency and authenticity. He is doing a great work. In each of us.
A large package arrived carrying an Olympic style metal, congratulation letters, media releases and award stickers. Holding the metal with delicate hands, I placed it over my worn Bible. And gently handed it over to Him.
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. I Corinthians 10:31