My first book, Shaken, releases February 4. The second book is due to the publisher at the same time. I should be moving and grooving. Should be making plans, dreaming big, marketing, promoting, and all around enjoying this crazy fun answer to prayer and success of my dream. And I am.
But I’m terrified. Self-doubt cripples my creativity. Time marches on, creating apathy. There just aren’t enough hours in the day. And I just can’t do it.
Man, that’s the evil one. I have to fight. Fight because this is more than a dream. It’s a calling. Fight because even if it impacts one, it is well worth it. Fight because others need to know that the Lord answers prayer in crazy ways beyond our imaginations. I couldn’t have dreamed for this exact outcome. I must fight. And I’m reminded of the picture in Psalm 34 that the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Because of that, I will develop the heart of a warrior like the characters in my book. I will remember who I am, whose I am, and where this dream came from. I’ll remember I’m not doing this alone. And I’ll remember I have a whole team of loved ones fighting with me against discouragement and apathy.
Most of all, I’ll remember that success in the world’s eyes is not the standard of success in God’s eyes. So, I’ll fight to be faithful to that which He has called me to. Here’s to my next great adventure!
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