Delayed Is Not Denied
Life is a journey that leads us to our God given destinies. When God puts a dream in your heart do not hold back because of circumstances you find yourself in. It might take longer than expected but, we ought to remember that with God's time it will surely come to pass. When God gave me revelation about how an identity can be spoiled, I started writing what was burning inside me. It has been a journey from 2010 - 2017 writing and working on the book to be published. In the book of Jeremiah 1 : 5 God says, "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations".
I just want to encourage someone today that, what you have been or what you are working on seems to be going nowhere. I have got good news for you - "delayed is not denied". You are a child of God and your identity is in Christ Jesus. Hold on to your dreams, trust in God and remain focused no matter obstructions come your way. Jeremiah 29:11 God says, "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope".
Let me share this with you. I started writing this book from 2010-2014 and submitted my manuscript to my publishers. From 2014 to mid 2016, there was a need for me to support family members financially. I had no choice even if I really wanted to see my manuscript produced into a book but, had to support the needy. I wanted my dad's biological surname (Rusike) on my book cover, which he had not used from his childhood until today and is now over 80 years of age.The situation was beyond his control and had to live with the name he was permitted to use. He was looked after, loved, sent to school but lived with a spoiled identity. My dad and us his children grew up with spoiled identity. Spoiled identities are in different situations and for different people. Many times people affected tend to focus on unanswered questions about their spoiled identity and sometimes even loose to identify themselves to their true identity in Christ Jesus.
With the delay in my book being published, I prayed to God that my dad as he is growing older, he would be given more years so that he will read his biological surname on my book cover. As I started getting my dreams into reality, processing publication, I phoned my dad who is in Africa. I broke the news to him that our Rusike name will be on my book cover. He remained silent and few minutes later I could hear him sobbing in the background. He blessed me for having this idea and he decreed and declared, "My daughter I will live to hold this book and to see the name 'Rusike' on the cover". I told my dad that although the name was delayed for us to use but now it is visible on my book cover and not denied anymore - delayed is not denied. I thank God for answering my prayers - my dad has his copy now.
In my own experience, my journey in writing this book, I got delayed publishing it from 2014 but finally August 2017 it got published. Do not loose hope in what you are working on. Delayed is not denied.
In my book God has revealed to me chains that need to be broken, in order for us to live in our true identity - Godly lives.