Quick story about this book—and if you know me, my apologies in advance—as I don't do anything quick.
A few weeks ago, my son Josh and his girlfriend Shelly took an Uber from the airport.
On the drive home, they sparked an interesting conversation with the Uber driver—who, according to them, was a very kind man.
Turns out he had recently written a book and was spreading the word.
The kids thought he was super nice—their words—and wanted to help him out... so they took his information and ordered a copy.
They arrived home, said goodbye, and that was the end of that.
A few days later, the book arrived. And at this point, they had forgotten all about it.
As they were telling me the story behind the book, I couldn't help but stare at the title, thinking... hmmmm... welllllllll... interestinggggg.
When I tell you, God works in the most mysterious ways—trust me—He works in the most phenomenal ways imaginable.
I can't help but wonder why this book would end up in my lap.
What I believe is that all things happen for a reason. Every person you meet has purpose in your life. And every good door that opens—even if it's in a form of a book—has meaning.
Our job is to close our mouths, open our ears and our eyes and pay attention to God's touch.
Was God talking to me that day?
After all—in a city the size of Dallas—the book did (somehow) make its way onto (my) lap.
And I'd be lying if I said I haven't had many conversations with God about men.
So maybe he was, maybe He wasn't. Maybe He wants me to read it to help someone else out. Maybe He needs me to do work in other ways. I really don't know—YET.
But what I do know is this: After a week of its arrival, I finally picked it up and read it—from beginning to end—I couldn't put it down.
There is nothing fancy or special about this book, but the words in it. They resonate so well with my personal life's journey that I smiled many times throughout my read.
It's filled with Godly inspiration and all of the "men-filled" knowledge, every woman should know and understand!
Who is this author, Paul Bryant? And was it really him driving the Uber that day?
At this point, the relevance in scratching my head, trying to figure out "the who's & the why's" is unimportant. Instead, I've decided to embrace it and learn from it myself.
I'm reading it for a second time—because yes, it was that good—but I will be glad to let anyone borrow it after I'm finished, if you want to read it.
All I ask, in return, is to please mail it back to me when you are done because I want to keep circulating it around to other single women who are ready to open their ears and their eyes—as to why—they "may" be guilty of attracting the wrong guy!
God is good... and when He talks, you listen!