It’s hard to believe that “Lessons From God” is 3 years old today! Since I was a little girl, I always dreamed about writing a book. And my dream has become real.
When I started writing the book, our family had gone through several years experiencing what so many are facing today—job loss, financial struggle, and uncertainty. God taught me lessons that kept my hope and faith alive through everything. And that’s what He put on my heart to share with others in Lessons From God.
I want to thank all my followers and everyone who has been on this journey with me. Your encouragement and support has been so incredible!
In celebration of my book’s birthday, the ebook is available for $2.99 until Wednesday the 28th. You can purchase it online at Amazon or www.tanyavezza.com.
To continue the celebration, I will be doing a book giveaway very soon. Please keep in touch with me on Instagram or Facebook for the opportunity to receive one of the 5 paperback books I will be giving away.
Lao Tzu coined a common yet inspiring quote: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Any journey in life begins with the simple action of deciding to take the very first step necessary to embark upon a new venture, and this first step requires faith. A journey might relate to a physical journey or an emotional or spiritual journey, such as taking control of your health, overcoming a bad habit, working on that difficult relationship, or moving across the country. No two journeys are alike; however, all journeys start with the action of daring to venture into the unknown. Paradoxically, the first step is usually relatively easy in nature yet, at the same time, dauntingly difficult to actually take. Envisioning a new venture is challenging enough let alone acting upon those thoughts or promptings from the Lord.
When we risk moving forward from the safety and comfort of the known, we face our fears. We are willing to be stretched and challenged in order to grow and evolve into that which we long to experience or become. We make a conscious choice to risk failure in the pursuit of what others consider merely a dream. By taking that first step, we ultimately refuse to continue settling for less than God’s best for our lives.
Is there something God keeps putting on your heart to do? Maybe it’s time to just take the first step.
What if the chaos we are experiencing isn’t the destruction that we fear? What if what we are witnessing is God building His Kingdom on earth and the turmoil we feel is really birthing pains? Can you imagine what that world would would be like?
This simple decorative piece sits on the corner of my desk. I have it there as a daily reminder. When life’s struggles creep in, it can be hard to remember that there is hope for a better future.
Our family’s journey has not looked like most people. For many years, things were extremely hard, and every time we thought things were going to get better, the rug was pulled out from underneath us. It is hard to hold on to hope when this is your daily experience over a prolonged period of time. I have such empathy for the many people who have experienced this in 2020!
Hope deferred truly does make the heart weary. When I start to doubt, I look at the words “What is coming is better than what is gone,” and I feel my hope renewed. God promises to make all things new; when I am able to focus on that, I am able to hold on to His ability to restore me.
The word restore means to bring back to a former condition, place or position. But God takes it a step farther. When He restores, He makes it better than it was before. So that means that what is coming truly is better than what is gone.
My sweet daughter surprised me with this inspirational writing pad that says “FUTURE BESTSELLER.” She noticed that I have several yellow writing pads all over my desk that have my notes, to-do lists, and writing scribbled on them. She made a simple—yet profound— statement that I needed something better for my writing.
Her simple statement got me thinking. Where else do I need to change my thoughts? What should I be thinking going into the start of next year? And because of that, I’ve changed my inner dialogue to what I want to experience in 2021.