I keep being led back to this place, to this calling to write.
Although not on purpose, I continue to lay it aside using the excuse that I am too busy and don’t have the time, but there is a nagging in my soul that keeps bringing me back to this point.
I believe the real reason why I keep letting it go is because I lack the confidence that I would be able to write words people want to read. I’ve always enjoyed writing but I’ve never considered myself to be a skilled writer. I have many ideas in my mind but I have such a hard time getting the words and ideas out in a way that makes sense, yet despite my flaws and lack of confidence, the Holy Spirit keeps leading me back.
Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God. 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 NLT
I’ve allowed myself to believe that maybe I am not ready and writing is something I will do in the future, but the Lord is making it clear to me that it is time. He wants me to shift my perspective from seeing my weakness as something that will hinder my ability to write and instead see it as a means to cling to His strength.
It is time to lay aside the excuses and follow what the Lord is calling me to do.
Is there something in your life that you feel God is calling you to do?
Do you struggle with feelings of doubt because you lack ways to accomplish it in your own strength?
Maybe it is time for a perspective shift.