Suzette considered developing a website where people could become inspired. In 2005, Suzette launched a website that looked almost like a magazine with a cluttered layout that just didn’t work. In 2006, she began outlining a book and tried to write it in tandem with her website efforts. After being advised to wait, as she personally may not have been ready to write a book, Suzette chose to work more on the site.
Redeveloping the website into a different format, which would become a community forum of inspired and inspiring users, she launched the beta site. Shortly thereafter, in 2007, Suzette and her close friend Vicky flew to New York to meet a talented friend Janet, and Suzette asked Janet for feedback on her website. Her response was surprising.
“Why don’t you just be who you are?” she asked.
Janet noted that the tone of the site was obviously spiritual in nature but never fully addressed. The full message that Suzette was trying to deliver was not clear. She also insisted that Suzette writing a book would truly be needed.
What Suzette heard in Janet’s feedback was a loud and clear message to be who she was called to be. One year later, she came to grips with understanding that the site wouldn’t be sufficient. If she really wanted to reach a larger audience, she could do it better with a book instead of just a website. The website would remain running for a few more years.
In July 2009, Suzette woke up to go for a run, and heard God’s voice clearly about writing her book,
“This is a book about faith.”
Needless to say, it turned that morning’s run into a closer walk with God. The next day, while driving in the car, Suzette heard from the Lord again.
“This book isn’t about telling people to look up and not down. This is about having them turn to Me.”
Suzette never doubted that she heard the Lord’s voice that day. Her work and the spiritual growth she experienced personally while writing the book were confirmation that God’s plan was decided and clear.