In 2012 I wrote a book, The Eye of A Needle. It was fun, hard, challenging, relaxing and more. The day came that the book was finished and uploaded to my self-publishing provider. I remember when the first hard copy arrived in the mail for me to proof. It was a dream come true.
This morning I opened my book in the Kindle app on my iPad and read the introduction. It encouraged me. I needed it. I thought that I would share these words from the introduction with you on this site. It’s not an attempt to “bait” you into buying a book. As a matter of fact I have lowered the Kindle Version price to .99 cents. You can also buy the paperback version from amazon.com. There is a link at the bottom of this post to amazon. However I will make you this offer. If you want a paperback copy of my book I will give it to you. Free! No cost. No Shipping and Handling. I will pay for the book and the shipping to get it to you. All you have to do is request it in writing via snail mail. Send it to me at 108 Florida Street, Brewton, AL 36426. The reason I’m requiring you to ask by mail is that I want you to at least invest some effort in getting it. Email is too easy and it won’t mean as much to you. I will not use your address for a mailing list. It’s that easy.
Now, The Eye of A Needle, The Introduction
How many times in your life have you used the word impossible? How many times have you thrown it out carelessly in a conversation as a way of avoiding even the slightest challenge? Do we really stop and consider the power of our words when we throw them about like a plaything? The truth is, Words hold power.
Proverbs says, “Death and Life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat it’s fruit.”
Have you considered that when you tell your children “it can’t be done, that it’s impossible,” that your words may be killing a dream? Proverbs says that “those who love it will eat its fruit.” Love what? Life or death! Maybe we should really reconsider how we use the word “impossible’ and , when we do use it, to make sure we disclaim that statement with the following statement; “but with God all things are possible.”
Don’t tell your children that it’s impossible for them to make the team. Don’t speak negative about others’ dreams and aspirations. Don’t make it a habit of tearing down dreams with your words. Be a builder. Tell those around you that you believe in them and that you know that with their determination and God’s help that anything is possible. If your initial response tends to be negative, hold your peace, think about what you are about to say and then speak faith. If someone is believing for something big, your encouragement maybe be invaluable to them.
If you’re the one with the dream, stay away from dream killers. Don’t listen to those who are negative or don’t believe in you. When they do get a negative word in, replace it with faith.
Impossible is defined by dictionary.com as “not possible; unable to be, exist, happen, etc. Unable to be done, performed, effected, etc.k not to be done, endured, etc., with any degree of reason or propriety; and impossible situation. Utterly impracticable;”
In this book I’m going to use scripture and life stories that will rekindle the flames of your faith and remind you that nothing is impossible. Nothing is impossible when determination is coupled together with faith. Nothing is impossible when you say what you believe and believe what you say. When you live what you believe and put actions behind your words, nothing is impossible.
We should all be challenged. I am challenged as I write this book to believe more, to accomplish more.
I’m going to use words like “dream”, “big” and “possible” to describe that thing God is calling you to do or that thing you’ve always wanted to accomplish. It might not be literally impossible but it might be so BIG that it looks impossible. My point is this: Whether I use “possible,” dream” or “big” the outcome of your situation all depends on your determination, your faith and your confidence in God and the promises of His Word.
When someone tells you that it can’t happen, that you shouldn’t try with any reasonable expectation of success, or that it’s utterly impracticable, you tell them that in the Kingdom of God, nothing is impossible.
Those who say it’s impossible should get out of the way of those that are doing.
End of Introduction.
Remember: To receive your free paperback copy of The Eye of A Needle request it by mail. Send your correspondence to Jeff Scurlock 108 Florida Street, Brewton AL 36426