I am really excited for the direction that God is taking me concerning my calling, as an author. The Lord has been so, so good to me!! Praise Jehovah and Hallelujah!
~”For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”~ Jeremiah 29:11, ESV~
At the beginning of April 2022, I attended the Impact and Influence Author’s Conference, which literally changed my life! I met other authors, like myself, who have the same common goal and calling as me: to inspire, to impact, and to touch lives through writing!
I had a very blessed time at the Impact and Influence Author’s Conference! My book that was recently published, “A Victory Song: Beneath the Veil,” sold copies at the Impact and Influence Authors Conference. My book is about my battle with mental illness and how the Lord used my church family at First Baptist Atlanta to point me in the direction of Christian counseling at the church so that I can develop spiritual disciplines to empower me to walk in the Word of God as I confronted my mental illness (I am diagnosed with bipolar disorder) and I sought the Lord to walk in the healing power of God.
In my book, I discuss topics that are relatable to everyone so that even if you do not have a mental illness, you can relate to it. I talk about seasonal friendships, my relationship with my mother, and my relationship with my ex-boyfriend, all of which point me in the direction of healing, help, and hope in Christ Jesus as I went to a Christian counselor at my church to receive the healing gift of Jesus Christ and walk healed (even though I am not physically healed in this lifetime, I am spiritually healed, praise the Lord!!)
I remember one teenage girl, who I met at the conference, who is also diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Her mother came up to speak directly with me after I spoke at speech at the conference and she told me that her daughter was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder and that she can be deeply inspired by my testimony be reading my book, so she bought a copy of my book for her. Praise the Lord and Hallelujah!
~”Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless not my will, but yours, be done.”~Luke 22:42, ESV~
After having this conversation with the teenage girl’s mother, I knew that the will of the Father had been accomplished that day to touch, to reach, and to inspire a life. I thank God for the work that He is doing to reach lives through my newly published book. I thank God and give Him all of the glory!
At the end of the Impact and Influence Author’s Conference, I was not the same person going into the conference that I was leaving the conference. I was different in that I realized my calling, purpose, and destiny: My name is Sarah Dickens. I am a follower of Jesus and I am an author too! Glory to God and Hallelujah!
If you feel led by the Lord to purchase a copy of my book, “A Victory Song: Beneath the Veil,” from the Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites, feel free to click on and follow the links to the Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites to purchase your copy today!
Grace and peace everyone and thank you for reading this blog post!