A couple of days ago, I created a blog post that explains that my first book, “A Victory Song: Beneath the Veil,” is going to be published by the end of 2021. My publishing specialist for Christian Faith Publishing told me this a few days ago. I thank the Lord for this good news!
~”And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”~Romans 10:15, ESV~
My book is a memoir. It is a testimony of the work of Jesus Christ in my life, as a child of God with bipolar disorder. The span of my book goes from my early childhood up until my twenty-eighth year and testifies of how the Lord Jesus Christ is working in and through my life through the hardships that I face, as a child of God with bipolar disorder.
I mention in the book that my mental illness does not define me because of the salvation power that I have in Jesus Christ. Even though bipolar disorder is a part of who I am because I was born with it, it does not define me because of my relationship with Jesus Christ.
I mention several topics of discussion in my first book. The first topic that I will mention here very briefly (because I do not want to give too much away without you going to read the book first) is my relationship with my mother, who also has a diagnosed mental illness. I go into depth of my relationship with her as well as the biological and environmental factors of the results of living with a parent diagnosed with mental illness that affected me, mainly during my adolescent years.
I will not mention the biological and environmental factors of my mental illness because this gives you, as the reader, the empowerment and desire to want to find out more of the work of God in my life (how he worked in and through those various biological and environmental factors of my life), so that you can GO and READ my book and not ask me questions now!
I also talk about how my mother introduced me into a relationship with Jesus Christ in the first part of the book before my mental illness became more noticeable in my adolescent years. I talk about how happy and joyful that my early childhood years were with the Lord because He really started to test me in how serious I was in following Him after my adolescent years and years in college as a result of my mental health diagnosis.
~”Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds.”~James 1:2, ESV~
This is because my mother greatly influenced me and my walk with God during my early childhood years. She faced many challenges as a result of the circumstances surrounding her mental illness and as a result, this greatly impacted my walk with the Lord many years later.
My story of, “A Victory Song: Beneath the Veil,” is one of boldness and great courage in the Lord. It is one of good times spent with the Lord Jesus and bad times spent with the Lord Jesus. It all depicts my faith in Him through the various struggles over the years surrounding my mental illness.
I am very grateful to the Lord for being able to use me, in spite of the the challenges that I faced surrounding my bipolar disorder diagnosis, and how the Holy Spirit of God was able to put His Word in my mouth to explain clearly how God brought me closer to the heart of Jesus as a result of my mental illness.