I noted recently a post from my publisher on FB. They are looking for people with manuscripts for possible publication. There were quite a few inquiries of a variety that showed the desires of people wanting to know how to publish or what could be published.
I know from experience now that when I inquired to a few publishers that I wanted to publish my book I was a bit apprehensive as things narrowed down. Trilogy Publishing requested my manuscript. After a bit they contacted me and said they wanted to publish my book and the ball started rolling.
Each step was leaving me with questions since I’d never done this before. However, I had been a printing plant pressman and did book layout and design. I kept a print shop of my mentor in motion for over sixteen years. He had something close to fifty books I kept in print for studies by groups and general purchase by individuals. I proofed some of them as well. He also had something close to eighteen books published by a commercial publisher called Destiny Image. I knew his first publication cost him around twelve thousand dollars. I did know something of what the cost could possibly be.
The cost of publishing my book at bare minimum was five thousand dollars with all royalties coming back to me till that investment was paid off and then we’d do a split. I’ve never considered spending this kind of money without personally meeting the persons involved, but this was done all by phone and email. This kept me wondering was I doing something with a legitimate publisher.
With all this I prayed and asked God to help me and He told me He had this and I was to proceed. I have trusted that voice for decades so it was a no-brainer. I paid the money and today I have a book in hand and it’s in major outlets.
So. What about schizophrenia? Back to the post I mentioned in the beginning. I saw there were questions, so I made a comment that they are legitimate and that I had prayed and God told me to proceed. There were two comments that I must be schizophrenic, because I said I hear God speak. I had to laugh. They know not what they say. I depend on God to speak to me. I can relate life-changing decisions I’ve made on hearing from God. One in particular, He answered to the week and day in time He said he would act on what He was telling me.
Do you hear God speak? Do people chastise you if you tell them you hear? I’ve never had this happen, but I am so grounded on hearing God speak, I just had to laugh at their ignorance. Yes people hear voices and I do too, but I’m honed on the one and only God that is my Father.
Schizophrenic? Not hardly.