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Monday, July 12, 2010

Hang with me

Please bear with my blog neglect. I promise I am working diligently on other things and will do better here in the very near future. I have a feeling I'm going to be asking for lots of prayer and support, so stick with me.

Matt sent me this quote yesterday from one of our favorite pastors. I love it. I've memorized it. I needed it.

It's stupid to miss out on doing something because you're
afraid of looking stupid. -Steven Furtick

I can't tell you how easily it is for me to want to walk away from my dream because of the simple reason, I am afraid of looking stupid or being rejected. Even though I've felt called to this since childhood, fear lurks around every corner and laughs at me. I love that Casting Crowns song that says, ... but the giant's calling out my name and he laughs at me, reminding me of all the times I've tried before and failed. The giant keeps on telling me time and time again, boy, you'll never win... But the voice of truth tells me a different story.

I'm listening to the voice of truth, and no matter where this leads, it's where He wants me. Success of failure. Rejection or applause.


Liz said...

I hear ya...I am that way myself. I'd rather give up than to have people think I am stupid or an idiot.

if it is any consolation, when you posted an excerpt of your book a long time ago I fell in love with it. I was/am totally excited to read the rest.

I'll say a prayer for you when I think of you. Thought of you and your book yesterday and was wondering how things were going with the editing. I can't imagine how much work it must be. God will give you the grace to finish, and to finish well!

Josh and Kate said...

Praying for you sweet friend and so proud of you!

Cindy said...

I have lived in fear of failure/success for so many years that I truly HAVE given up on my dreams. Which lives me in a place of feeling absolutely useless/worthless and purposeless.

Go for it now!!! Whatever it may be - Trust God and Go For It!!!!!!!
I will definitely by your cheerleader from afar:)

Nel said...

Hanging with you and praying for you!

until next time... nel