Monday, January 10, 2011

The Four-Letter Word That Might Be Holding You Back

Should I confess this on the Internet?

It's about a friend of mine. See...

Gym and I have been friends for the past several months, and so far
I’m really enjoying our relationship. I’ve taken full advantage of our friendsip by cowering in the corner… alone… on the rpm bike. Also, the whole swimming at 5 a.m. when everyone else is in bed has totally helped my self-confidence. And the group exercise classes? I love watching them from the balcony.

All this to say... I don't think this gym-friendship thing is going to last very long unless I actually join a class. The reason?


Perhaps you see the parallel.

I've seen some great writers stagnate because they took the closet-writer approach. They joined groups and never attended meetings. They paid for critiques yet refused to implement changes.

It wasn't laziness that held them back. It was fear.

But here's the thing: God will never do anything for us that we can already do for ourselves.

So my question for you (and for myself) is: How bad do we want it... this dream God gave us?

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
-Joshua 1:9

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  1. You got me....I've been letting fear hold me back and this was just what I needed to hear.