This past weekend, I was privileged to hear DeVon Franklin speak (very candidly) about common relationship mistakes, tips for singles, and his new book The Truth About Men.
Of course, I had the Royal Family in mind and decided to film his entire message, which you can watch by pressing play below!!!
But I couldn't share this experience without telling the story behind it....
After my last book review on Michelle Obama's Becoming, I was looking around on Amazon to see which book I wanted to review next.
I came across DeVon Franklin's book, The Truth About Men.
"Yep, that's the one," I thought and made a plan to purchase it a few days later when some coins were scheduled to grace my bank account. (Listen, the financial goals for 2019 are in FULL effect! She's focused.)
It just so happened that the morning of the day I planned to purchase the book, my sister texted me saying that Mr. Franklin was speaking at our church in Tennessee. (Shout out to Mt. Zion Baptist in Nashville!!)
"Okay, so this is clearly not a coincidence," I thought.
I knew he would be selling and signing books, so I decided to make an impromptu trip to get my book purchased and signed in person. Yes... I hopped to another state, you guys!
On the 4-hour drive there, the Lord spoke to me and said, word-for-word:
"You're like the woman with an issue of blood.
And DeVon Franklin may not be Jesus, but his garment is worth a touch."
Well guess who Mr. Franklin mentions at the very beginning of his message... The woman with an issue of blood!! (When you watch the video, you'll hear me in the background say, "Oh my God" LOL!) There's nothing like that good 'ol confirmation from the Lord, huh?
So after the message, I was on a mission. I walked to the lobby and was met with a multitude of people, filling the entire fellowship hall, waiting to get their books signed. Just as I began to get discouraged, God whispered to me and said, "They aren't after what you're after." And I knew that the longer I waited, the more I would lose my nerve to say the elevator speech I had practiced the entire drive from Georgia to Tennessee.
As I started to press into the crowd, my sister says, "The line is back there," pointing to some distant place that I couldn't even see. I looked at her and said, "I'm going up there..."
So I pressed my way near the front, knowing that by the middle or end of the line, the team would be moving people so fast through the line that I might miss my