The last thing the world needs is another blog. I get that.
But this blog is less about changing the world and more about changing me.
You see, I’ve got words. And I’ve got passion. And I used to think that meant I had something to say.
Sharing all my words ended up hurting me and, worse, hurting others. So I closed up shop and basically stopped writing for a couple of years.
Now, I’m learning that the answer lies somewhere in the middle of the two extremes.
I’m learning that the words that deserve to be shared are the ones that keep bringing themselves back into my mind for days…or weeks…or months…until they’re planted in my heart. These are the words that deserve air time. Words that will build up broken spirits, pry open closed hearts, and infuse love into hopeless situations are words that have earned their right to be shared.
I’m scared to death that I’ll get it wrong. Scared to death that I haven’t actually learned anything and that this space will turn into something almost but not quite what it was meant to be.
Those are the thoughts that have kept me quiet for the past year, long after my heart had regained its desire to share. Now, it’s time for me to silence those fears.
So today, I’m saying No.
No, I will not be frightened of failure.
No, I will not be discouraged by my inadequacies.
No, I will not remain silent.
I’m saying No, so that I can say Yes.
Yes, I will try again.
Yes, I will trust God to guide me.
Yes, I will speak life.
What’s your Yes? Is there something you’re avoiding because you’re scared, intimidated, or nervous? I believe you’re capable of more than you think, and I’d love to encourage you to believe that, as well.
(P.S. Wondering what finally convinced me to say Yes? It was reading Rhinestone Jesus, the new book by Kristen Welch. I’m currently hosting a giveaway where you could win a copy for yourself. Head on over and leave a comment to be entered in the contest. Good luck!)