Guest Post by Lorilyn Roberts
From Seventh Dimension – The Door, a Young Adult Christian Fantasy
“What About Me, God”
“Why would the king want to heal him?” My life hadn’t changed. What about me? A voice spoke to me, “Don’t let others steal your joy. Don’t be jealous of others or concerned about not receiving their blessing. Think about the good things the king has given you.” – Shale Snyder, Seventh Dimension – The Door.
No one else just like you has ever lived – and today there are close to seven billion people on the planet. If you were the only person God created and you turned your back on Him, God would have sent Jesus Christ to die for you. He made you just the way you are. You have gifts that no one else has. These gifts were not given to you to make you great or famous. There were given to you for one purpose: To glorify God.
Instead of thinking about what someone else has, think about what God has given you—and how you can use your life for His glory, not yours.
Someday all these things that seem so wonderful will come to an end. There won’t be a Hollywood in heaven, but there will be life. There will be memories. There will be feelings. There will be blessings. There will be love.
Remember: God doesn’t create junk—He creates beauty. Sometimes the good things God gives us are hidden underneath our sinful passions. Do you know who you are in Christ? Have you forgotten something God did for you? Have you taken your eyes off of Jesus Christ?
As long as you have a beating heart, you have time to change directions. Don’t delay. Today 150,000 people will die. You only have this moment, this second. Act now, and remember, as Shale did in the Seventh Dimension – The Door: “Could the king’s words penetrate my hardened heart? What joy would fill me if I surrendered everything to the king?”
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Lorilyn Roberts is a Christian author who writes children's picture books, adult nonfiction, memoirs, and a young adult Christian fantasy series, Seventh Dimension. The first in the series, The Door, was just published (October 2012).
Lorilyn graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama, which included international study in Israel and England. She received her Masters in Creative Writing from Perelandra College and is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature.
Lorilyn is the founder of the John 316 Marketing Network, a network of Christian authors who are passionate about promoting books with a Christian worldview.
To learn more about Lorilyn, please visit her website at http://lorilynroberts.com or blog at http://lorilynroberts.blogspot.com. You can follow her on twitter at http://twitter.com/lorilynroberts. To connect with her personally, you can contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.