Recently I was in prayer and could not put my finger on exactly what I was feeling. I asked God what this was, and I heard in my spirit, “Apprehension." While I knew what the word meant, I knew God was implying a deeper meaning than my understanding. I looked up “apprehension” and found these definitions:
So the next time you feel anxious about something, I challenge you to let it be a reminder for you to ask God to "apprehend" your apprehension and give you HIS apprehension (understanding)!
It has been almost 5 years since I sat down at the computer and wrote a blog entry. (Click here to see those posts.) It has been even longer since I wrote my first book, Loving God with All Five Senses--15 years to be exact! Where has the time gone? During that time I have successfully pursued becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Georgia.
For so long, I did not have time to write blogs or books since my time was taken getting a Master's Degree, fulfilling hours of internship and supervision, and fulfilling my roles as wife, mother, and ministry leader. However, though I was not actively writing, God used that time to teach me many valuable truths and give me writing material to last for years to come!
What a blessing to sit with my new book in hand two days after it has been officially published! I cannot wait to see where God takes Refining Relationships. I know that my own relationships have been refined as a direct result of researching for the book and seeking God for just the right words to communicate what He was teaching me. I pray that other people's lives will be enriched as they read about building a relationship with God, self, and others.
With this new book has come more new beginnings. I have decided to start Legacy Freedom, LLC separate from the non-profit ministry, Legacy Ministries, that I started in 2003. I have also started this new blog, and I already have an idea for the next book! No more delays!
Do you have a dream you have almost given up on? I encourage you to seek God for lessons He wants to teach you from the delay. Remember, it is God who places those desires in you to begin with, and it is God who will bring it to pass in his timing as you surrender to Him and allow Him do his work through you. You, too, will be able to know what it is like to have your delays turn into new beginnings!
With over thirty years of experience as an educator, minister, and licensed professional counselor, Tammy Melton, LPC holds ministerial credentials with Harvest Network International and is the founder of Legacy Ministries for Christ, Incorporated and Legacy Freedom, LLC. Tammy desires to see people set free with tools of inner healing and relational unity. Tammy and Bill, her husband of 33 years, live in Fayetteville, GA and have two adult daughters.