In my last post, I wrote, “I keep second guessing myself, but then remember that when God calls you to do something, it’s not necessarily going to be easy. Of course, then I second guess the calling!!”
Not long after I that, I was driving to the store and the song “Reason” by Unspoken came on the radio. I felt like God was sending me a musical message, a confirmation. I sat in the parking lot, downloaded the song, and read over the lyrics.
“But God has a plan, a purpose in this. You are His child so don’t you forget.
He put that hunger in your heart. He put that fire in your soul.
His love is the reason to keep on believing.
When you feel like giving up, when you feel like giving in…..
His love is the reason, to keep on believing.”
I have to believe this burning desire to write is what I’m being called to do.
I’ll confess, I’ve been somewhat reluctant and even embarrassed to tell people that I quit my paying job with good benefits to write for fear they will think I’m crazy. Also, because being a writer doesn’t seem like a real job until you actually get paid or can show someone a book with your name on the cover. (I’m working on that!)
Luckily, my writing group, hope*writers, lets me know I am not alone in my thinking. Additionally, there are several authors who have written books on this very topic…Jeff Goins, Anne Lamott, and Stephen King to name a few I’m reading now.
So, with God in my corner and fellow writers cheering me on, I think about a quote by Jessica Honegger, “When you’ve got a vision, you don’t have time to wait around for your fears to vanish before you start moving.”
So, I guess I’ll just tuck my fears away and keep moving and keep believing.
If you are in a similar situation, I sincerely hope that you won’t second guess yourself and quit on your vision.
“Life is going by very quickly and if you’re not careful, you’re gonna be 80 years old and have spent your life wishing that you’d gotten your work done.” Anne Lamott
Until next time…..be well.
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