United we stand; divided we fall.
This Kentucky state motto is often used to inspire unity and collaboration.
Unity works in God’s kingdom. United, our light shines brighter and we have a greater impact on the world. Sadly, instead of uniting, often Christians view other Christians as their competitors, not their teammates.
I have witnessed this with Christian authors and publishers. Often authors and publishers view other in the industry as their competition. Instead, we should be embracing each other, seeking for ways to build each other up, and exploring ways to work together for Kingdom purposes.
If you are a Christian author or publisher, other Christians writing and producing Christian books are not your competition. These people are on the same team as you. We are all working toward the same goal—or we should be. Our common goal is to draw people to God.
The law of unity is simple. When we are united, our efforts are multiplied. In other words, when we join forces with other Christians working for the same goal, collectively our impact for the Gospel and God’s Kingdom will be much greater.
Jesus’ desire was for unity among his followers. In his prayer in John 17, he says, “I pray not only for these, but also for those who believe in me through their word. May they all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us, so that the world may believe you sent me.”
Since we are on the same team, we should be helping and cheering each other on. Are you cheering or helping your fellow Christian authors?
Consider these five easy ways to unite and cheer on your fellow Christian authors and publishers:
- Review and recommend others books to your followers.
- Invite other Christian authors to be a guest on your blog or podcast.
- Share fellow Christian authors’ social media posts with your followers.
- Give other authors a shout out when they have a noteworthy accomplishment.
- Offer words of encouragement and advice to others who are writing and publishing Christian books.
As teammates, we should be looking after each other’s interests as well as our own. When we do, our collective efforts will be multiplied. Remember, there is room for everyone in God’s kingdom.
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