Over the weekend I listened to a podcast by Ed Gandia. In it, he discusses how to overcome procrastination as a writer. It gave me insight into my own behavior. I’d found myself delaying the process of writing in one form or another. Cleaning house, running errands and having a “free day” after having written nothing at all.
I’d researched writing methods and routines, written down the suggested steps and created a routine of my own. Complete with cute stickers from happy planner I might add. Each time I faced a writing-related problem I stopped. The outline wasn’t detailed enough. Did I really know what the book was about aside from the original idea? These were issues that plagued me and impacted my self-confidence.
This morning I read the “faith’s hall of fame” which is found in Hebrews 11 during my devotional time. I was reminded that everyone has obstacles to overcome and that faith is part of the process in the life of a believer. My heart’s desire is to please God and without faith, it is impossible to do so (Hebrews 11:6a). So, what am I saying? Belief in myself and my abilities as a future best-selling author requires faith. Am I willing to put in the work required to do so? You bet I am!
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