When Millie approached me to help write her autobiography, I was surprised. Reasons not to get involved readily flashed through my head.
- I am not qualified. I am not a published author. Why would she approach me? Yes, I had a blog I wrote on a somewhat regular basis, but that was not a qualification for writing a book.
- I do not have time. My elderly mother consumed most of my spare time. Ray and I were starting a long overdue remodeling project. My leadership roles at church and in Bible Study Fellowship filled several hours each week.
- Writing does not come naturally for me. I have to work to get the ideas down. Then I revise and revise and revise. Only once in a while do I write a piece that demonstrates decent writing.
God promises if we follow his instructions he will enable and provide. He did. The book is completed and published — an astounding accomplishment.
I would like to say that I had unwavering faith and confidence in God’s provision throughout the project, but I did not. It was a struggle. However, my need for wisdom, words, and organization were met beyond my wildest imagination.
God teaches that we are strongest and most fulfilled when we rest in his strength. That is when God’s glory is evident, and the human effort is only a faint shadow.
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’” 2 Corinthians 12:9
God made it possible to have Millie Young’s story of faith and service to her Lord and Savior told.