This blog post was written almost 8 years ago. It was the day when "My Secret Vendors" was first released. This first release contained 200 pages. Now, after 7 rewrites, it contains OVER 750 pages of my "SECRETS"
"Thank You God" By, Nancy Alexander
That I Am Tired…
Where Do I Start? I'll start where every good thing in our lives comes from — God.
Knowing that I can and do get up every single morning and put on the "full armor of God" fills me with such security and confidence. It ensures that I can have a day filled with Happiness and Joy which come from God's grace. Now, that doesn't mean that I don't have bad days, I DO! That doesn't mean that I don't slip back into the past very often and have to battle with "the evil one", I DO! That does not mean that I don't slide down that "slippery slope" quite often that Beth Moore describes in her Bible Studies, because I DO!
It does mean that I have a Father who loves me beyond words…He is always there in my life holding out a hand to pull me out and rescue me…He is always there to soothe my broken heart…He is always there pouring blessings and miracles upon me that I certainly do not now, nor ever will deserve.
He had to choose between his "two loves" when he sent his son onto this earth! How could a Father choose between His two loves: one – flesh of His own flesh, and the other – His children created by Him to love and worship Him, and that He could also love and cherish in return.
I am speechless…I am in awe…that He chose His son to feel our pain and give His life so that there could be an open pathway flowing between us and our Father every single second of every single day for the rest of our lives.
God has worked such miracles in my family that there are way too many to list, and way too many to go into. But I will say that during these last two years, He has made His presence known to us in such a way that leaves me amazed!
My husband, Steve, and I have just completed an exciting project together which was totally inspired by God — there is no other explanation. We found that we could work side by side at our computers, electronically sharing and writing on the same pages at once. With my strengths multiplying his weaknesses, and Steve's strengths doing the same for mine…well, that is something so wonderful we were blessed to share! We enjoyed these (literally hundreds) of hours together and finished with an e-Book, a project that we never would have guessed could come to fruition. And, we ended up with ideas to write at least 10 more books!
You see, God's hand was with us in this from the very beginning! He sent people into our lives at just the right time when they were needed: Jim Cockrum from www.SilentJim.com (an Internet Entrepreneur), who is so well known because of his honest and knowledgeable style — and who also charges $700 an hour just for a phone consultation; Linda Joseph from www.WebTechEnterprises.com (our coach), a very smart entrepreneur in her own right, a patient God-loving woman, who has handled so much of the technical "stuff" we didn't know how to do, or have the time to learn; and John Ritskowitz from www.marketing-medic.com (an amazing copywriter whom we were so blessed to be able to work with). And, no, we could not afford these wonderfully brilliant people God sent into our paths, but He figured out a way!
Today was the "launch" date for this new book: "Secret Vendor List", where I totally and completely reveal ALL of my secrets and suppliers I worked 25 years to obtain. In the wholesale/retail world, this is just NOT done! Each retailer researches, studies, walks the halls in the large National Markets looking for the best suppliers with the best prices. You know…the ones you can really trust! Those are so hard to find these days! I have felt led by God for some time with a soft spot in my heart for my customers…there is an attachment with them which I cannot explain…some really need help and that help just may be me. So many of them are at places in their lives right now where I was for many years, and that is not a very pleasant or happy place to be.
Through our work (together, side-by-side) on this 200 page book, plus two more smaller e-Books, Steve and I have been working into the wee hours of the morning, and then jumping out of bed with a start the next morning to complete this amazing task. Last night was one of those late nights, and this morning…well, another early morning. So much to be done; newsletters to write; web pages to be redone; older e-Books to be revised and rewritten, auto-responders to be set up, and so much more!
Now…the joys…and amazement come as I am watching the "stats" as people come to my website and my blog from all over the world – 20 different countries so far! I am answering emails about sales and downloads…I just feel so humbled that God reached down into our broken lives two years ago and changed them in such amazing ways! He has a plan for us. He has a path for us…and we will certainly, blindly follow Him on this path for the rest of our lives knowing more Joy and Happiness awaits us than we can begin to imagine!
This is why I can thank God that I am tired!
NOTE: "My Secret Vendors" is even more popular today than it was when it was written. Here is the link if you wish more information: http://www.MySecretVendors.com