Walk on water (verb) - to take a step of faith with no knowledge of the outcome.
Hi, I'm Brie and I've got the kind of faith that does bold and scary things. I always tell people my faith journey started when I was 18. I moved 11 hours away from home to attend the University of Missouri. I did not know anyone in Missouri but I knew without a shadow of a doubt that this is where God called me to be.
It's no wonder either - as this first step of faith led to some awesome things! I met my best friends...
and studied abroad in Argentina.
I thought that's where the faith move would end but God surprised me again when He called me to move down to New Orleans - a city I had never visited, much less lived in.
My time here led to my getting involved in teen ministry and writing my first book - The Black Girl's Guide to Living on Purpose. It was scary but I did it anyway and the book was published in February 2016.
Writing The Black Girl's Guide to Living on Purpose led to my doing talks and workshops with girls which I realized was my life's purpose.
Naturally I thought that was it - enough faith moves for a lifetime but again I stood corrected which brings us to this project.
A little under a year ago God called me to make another big faith move when He revealed it was time for me my husband to have our first child. Despite His track record, I did not want to do it. I wanted kids but I wanted them in my timing. Not being able to control that portion was a risk and more than that it was a step of faith I didn't feel prepared to handle just yet.
Ironically enough, that same month a pastor at our church shared a message saying our level of success was determined by our level of obedience. So in spite of my fear, I decided to say yes to God again. I decided to take the risk. I couldn't miss out on one of God's Plan A for my life just because I didn't see what was on the other side of my decision.
Little did I know this yes to God would result in a crazy chain of events that involved (in no exact order) quitting my job, becoming the Executive Director of my organization Black Girls with Purpose and writing another book.
Walking on Water is that book. It chronicles my journey from "Are you sure we should do this God?" to "That was fantastic! Let's do it again!" My hope is that through sharing the scriptures and thoughts that kept my focus on God during such an uncertain season I can inspire others to take risks and experience the wonders God has for them.
Check out my faith journey on my YouTube Series - Walking on Water.
Risks and challenges
DISCLAIMER: There is no guarantee that this book will make the New York Times bestseller's list but wouldn't it be so awesome if it did?! You'll always be able to say you were a part of my act of obedience. You too, are taking a risk by investing in this project.
The publishing company I am working with takes 6 to 10 months to have books ready for shipment. This can be delayed pending feedback from editors, designers or any of the other team members I'll be working with. Please keep this in mind as you wait for your rewards to ship. The biggest asset we can have in these cases is patience.
Kickstarter is all or nothing so running this campaign in and of itself is an act of faith. If we do not reach our minimum goal of $3,500, this project will NOT be funded - sad face. That also means anyone who has pledged to the project will not be charged.
Once the goal is reached and the campaign ends, you'll receive a short survey regarding your rewards & preferences: i.e. shirt size, who I should make the books out to etc. I love writing little notes in my signed copies so please provide as much detail about yourself as you can!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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