From Impossible to Possible
Yesterday, I received a gracious and encouraging response from you all. Thank you!
Y’all know how to encourage and bless!
I posted about how foolish it seems for me to write a book. Writing a book isn’t foolish. I love to read. Much of what I have learned is credited from reading books.
The foolishness is me writing a book. In school, I typically received poor grades for any sort of writing assignment. I think I barely passed college English. I think I scored a combined score on the SAT’s of 940.
Can you tell how I built a case for what I can’t do? Over the past several years, I wrestled with God telling him why I wasn’t a good candidate for this book writing thing. I reasoned there are many other more qualified people than me. I would hear him whisper, I don’t care about that. I changed my tactic, there are lots of other books Lord, why does the world need another book? I would again hear him whisper, I don’t care about that.
This went over at least a year.
In one of Justin’s hospital stays, I read Unstoppable by Christine Caine. In the book, she talks about how we focus on what we can’t do instead of focusing on God. The result is the neglect and abandonment of dreams and visions. Relying on our strength instead of God’s strength will always result in anxiety, confusion, and frustration.
If I’m honest, I’m afraid. I’m worried about failing, being judged, and the sacrifice writing a book requires.
Fear. Fear is the common denominator of all my concerns.
I take courage in knowing God doesn’t choose perfect people (i.e. Peter, David, Moses, etc…). He chooses imperfect people who are willing to take a leap and surrender their pride, their dreams, their everything. He will provide everything needed for the journey (Phil 4:22). In order to move from impossible to possible, we need to embrace our limitations and see them as opportunities to rely on God’s strength and provision.
Failure is a very likely a possibility. But, that’s okay. I’d rather try and fail then look back with regrets.
In the responses, I received yesterday I learned many of you have goals and dreams that remain outside your reach. Let me say, I understand how this feels. I hope I can be an inspiration to you. Not because I am an amazing writer (I know some of you have picked out at least 3 grammar/typo errors), I hope you are inspired to be willing, to take a risk, to take a leap.
In a one word response, write your dream, vision or passion for your life…lets jump together!