๐ŸŽ„ My Christmas Gift – Book Update (Part 2) ๐Ÿ“–

Mercy Oluokun portrait

I will be sharing one of my โ€˜behind the scenesโ€™ moment with you all today. ๐Ÿ˜Š

So the book was ready to be released some weeks ago after I got the final draft. And for some reason, I felt so โ€˜not readyโ€™ and had some restriction in my heart as well on sending it out at that time. The anticipation I had for it weeks earlier before that time, seemed to have washed off.

It was like, the book is finally ready and I should be excited for it and send it out but I just couldnโ€™t. I was in a fix and it felt weird because I had anticipated it being ready and what I was going to do. Imagine anticipating a gift or the completion of a project and it was finally given or completed. But somehow you are caught up in asking yourself โ€œwhere did all the anticipation I had for this, go to?โ€

I was in this fix for sometime, and I prayed about it. I also spoke to a few friends about it and thankfully they supported me letting it out when I was cleared on it. For me, writing is a ministry and itโ€™s important for me to take the step when He needs me to. And that includes being sensitive enough to pause and evaluate the โ€˜whyโ€™ when Iโ€™m not feeling up to it or feeling a disconnect, regarding a particular thing He has asked me to do.

This book isnโ€™t just some manual or a study note. Itโ€™s one I am always thankful for when I think of that season in my life and how God brought so much hope to me even when I was losing sight of it.

So yes, few weeks after the โ€˜disconnectโ€™ feelings. I went to bed so early because I felt a bit sleepy and I was avoiding my evening saga of being wide awake, much later into the night.

Off to bed I went and I woke up less than two hours afterwards to use the restroom. I was so sleepy that I partly opened my eyes to walk down to the toilet. But guess what, I found myself wide awake after I got back in bed. Phew!

It was in this state that I got several ideas on the book and how to launch it. The Funny thing is that, sleep was on my mind and nothing about book. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I wanted to get back to my sleep and even tried forcing it. But the ideas just kept coming. So here I am writing it all out because the inspiration Iโ€™ve been seeking on it finally came.

And just as He has been working with me, when it comes to my write-ups. I write in unusual times like this, sometimes. Hence, when I was getting all that inspiration and sleep seemed to be crawling away from me, the more I tried, I picked up my phone and yielded. And yeah we are here. ๐Ÿ˜€

Wrapped in His comfort review
One of the reviews about the book

I trust Him to bless your heart through this book just as He did for me. Because that is what His word does – It sets us Alive because it is โ€œAlive and Active, and it pierce us deepโ€ (Hebrews 4:12; Paraphrased)

You are loved. โค๏ธ

The final post and launch of the book is this Christmas. Yay!

Until next time, dear friend. ๐Ÿ’›

Thanks for staying with me and being here.

Abba loves you much!

๐Ÿ“#HCCounsels#๐Ÿ“

29 Comments Add yours

  1. What great timing! A gift to you and others on Christmas day! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Smiles. I believe it is as well. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Thank you, maโ€™am. โค๏ธ
      Merry Christmas to you and the family. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Manu says:

    In Godโ€™s timing, you waited and listened ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ, as you said you consider your writing a ministry and you did the right thing of not stepping out of His timing for it.
    Blessings to you Mercy.

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    1. Yes, maโ€™am. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Itโ€™s always Best to work with His timing.
      Amen. And to you too. โค๏ธ
      Merry Christmas to you and the family. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. Never lose hope. God will provide a way. What a blessing!

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    1. Yes! He always does. And He is good at that. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Merry Christmas to you and the family. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.

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  4. vgeorg says:

    Grateful post. Faithful gift for Christmas! Glory to Lord! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Smiles. Yes it is His gift to us this season. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Merry Christmas to you and the family. ๐Ÿค—

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  5. Congratulations once again, my sister. May this book have a positive impact on people’s lives!

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    1. Thank you bro. ๐Ÿค—
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      This is my prayer too.
      Merry Christmas to you and the family. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. jminx94 says:

    i’ve known people to feel this right before a book is released. the part that helps is reassurance from friends and real feedback on knowing it’s the right time. You definitely have the right friends as you succeed with this.

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    1. Aww. Thank you for your kind words. And yes, itโ€™s blessing to have them in my life. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Merry Christmas to you and the family. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. jesusluvsall says:

    Proud of you little sister

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š. Thank you big bro.
      Merry Christmas. ๐ŸŽ„

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  8. That’s a huge news โค๏ธ love this so much

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    1. Thank you, Habiba. ๐Ÿค—
      Aww. Iโ€™m excited about it too. ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ
      Merry Christmas to you and the family. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Israel says:

    Congratulations..More insight in His will

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    1. Thank you, Israel. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      Blessings bro.

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  10. Israel says:

    Congratulations..More insight in His will

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  11. Dawn says:

    Thankful the Lord is continuing to inspire you in your writing. Blessings on your book little sister ๐Ÿค—

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    1. Thankful too. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Amen. I am grateful, big sis. Thank you. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—
      Happy Christmas Eve. ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ

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  12. Congratulations, and Merry Christmas! โค

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    1. Thank you, maโ€™am. โค๏ธ
      Wishing you and the family a beautiful time today. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ„

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  13. Tangie says:

    Congratulations Mercy and have a wonderful day/night. Be safe.

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    1. Thank you, Tangie. โค๏ธ
      Smiles. Iโ€™ll. ๐Ÿค—
      How are you feeling now, maโ€™am?
      Happy new year to you and the family.

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      1. Tangie says:

        You are welcome. I am feeling wonderful and thanks for asking. Be safe.

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        1. Great! โค๏ธ

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