Author Lyn Cote was kind enough to post this little bit of mine last week. Enjoy.
“Protector’s Honor released last month with Love Inspired Suspense. It’s my first novel and really is perfect for Lyn’s blog since we’re talking Strong Women.
Did you know that in the first chapter of Joshua God told Aaron three times in three different verses to, “Be strong and courageous.”? God does want us to be might warriors for Him. But sometimes we women are just too strong for our own good. You know what I mean? We try to do everything. Control everything. Our schedule. Our children. Our husbands. J We actually try to help God out with our life. We lead instead of follow. I don’t know about you, but I catch myself doing this all the time.
And my heroine from Protector’s Honor is just like that.
Tabitha Beaumont has her life all under control. She’s a successful lawyer with great family and friends. She leads a teen Bible study and runs triathlons in her spare time. Everything is picture perfect. Until—she’s attacked, followed, and hunted by two strange men and has no idea why. NCIS agent, Rory Farrell, wants to help, but Tabitha’s not sure she can trust him. A dark moment from her past leaves her thinking she can’t trust any man. In fact, Tabitha realizes she has some serious issues to deal with—that maybe she didn’t have things in such great control after all. This crisis has her turning to her faith and letting go of it all.
Ever had a moment like that? I have. I feel God is continually reminding me to let Him lead. And really, what am I thinking when I try to take control? That I’ll do a better job than the God that created the universe? Ridiculous.
So, I try to fix on His words from Matthew 6:33, a familiar but very powerful promise… “Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given unto you…”
Being a strong woman is great when the strength comes from the Lord.