In the Zone

For God!

Author : Saleama A. Ruvalcaba, MATS

As a writer, who wouldn’t want to one day have a book published by a traditional book publisher? I started writing professionally seven years ago. Through that experience I became friends with a Christian editor of a major Christian publication. That friend is now an acquisition editor at a major Christian book publisher. This friend has encouraged me countless times to get my thoughts together, if you will, to potentially write a book with a major book publisher.

Unfortunately, I’ve been pretty nonchalant in my response to the encouragement. Until one day it hit me! Again!

Sometimes God will block our paths. He did so with Paul. Acts 16:6 “Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia.


Do you ever wonder why God doesn’t allow movement to happen in areas where you want to see movement? For example; have you ever been on your own journey, working on your own projects – yet it just doesn’t seem like there’s ever any real breakthrough? Could it be God is allowing you only so much “success” just to get by, while He patiently waits for you to move in the direction He put before you many times?

That’s how I feel at this moment in my life. I am extremely zealous with other projects but I feel at times it’s drudgery. One day I foolishly think there might be change. Maybe the blinders have now come off. I feel as if God has given me an open door to write a book for Him, only I haven’t walked through the door yet. Do I not get it? It’s not about me but about Him. There is something He wants to say. When we are obedient He uses us for His message.

What path has God put before you?

Remember, it’s not about you either. It’s not about worldly success. It’s not about making a lot of money. It’s about Him. He has a purpose through you and you need to be obedient as well!

Walk through your door!

James: 1:22 “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

~ Saleama A. Ruvalcaba, MATS