THE FREEDOM TRUTH BRINGS
March 5, 2020
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Marianne Mencias | February 28, 2020
I can’t believe it has been a year since I launched “Why is My Forever Taking Forever?”
It is never easy to put a book out there, to put your heart on the line, to work with a lot of people to make it happen, and to finally open yourself to what the market has to say about your work.
But is it worth it? Hell, yes!
I don’t want to miss the lessons for the past year and so I thought of writing this blog, hoping it can bless you too!
When I started walking more closely with God, doing my best to live a life pleasing to Him, I’ve noticed there are holy burdens being born in my heart.
First is about purpose which I wrote about in my first book, What’s Your Life’s Masterpiece? and then a holy burden for women who don’t know their real worth and therefore would settle for relationships that are beneath them, taking away their dignity and joy, and removing all their sparkle and glow.
Here are my realizations the past year:
God just placed in my heart so strongly to write about the lessons I have learned as a single woman. Heeding that call led me to a series of unbelievable adventures. Last year, I had the privilege of speaking before thousands of women in Jewels Conference and Kerygma Conference Manila and Cebu. Hundreds of them bought the book and lined up to have it signed. I received messages upon messages of gratitude, of women telling me they finally went to confession, they finally broke up with their jerk boyfriend, they finally walked away from a complicated relationship or they finally reconciled with their father. It always brings me to tears to receive these messages; it’s so humbling to know that God is using someone like me and I am so excited for other women to experience the joy of living their own unique call.
I got the chance to speak to companies like Samsung and Hershey’s too for their International Women’s Day. Alex Gonzaga, one of the top vlogger celebrities in the country endorsed my book in her Instagram account, I was able to interview Doug and Chesca Kramer inside their home for my vlog. The Jason Magbanua, top videographer in the country, was so generous to not charge me for his services, created 3 trailers for my book. We had the most beautiful venue for our shoot that didn’t charge a single cent as well. Anthony Pangilinan also connected me to Ernie Lopez, head of ABS-CBN publishing and we are now working on publishing my book in Taglish version. I was interviewed by Kuya Kim Atienza and Amy Perez in their show #Sakto 4x. I was invited about 6x. These are God ordained appointments and connections. He really is in the business of bringing you out of this world surprises.
Vlog with Kramers link: https://youtu.be/RjVXWH2DbIw
Me and the pink mic