So. I’m doing a thing. I’ve joined a writing challenge for the rest of the month.
For a while, I’ve felt that God has been asking me to write more – beyond the time I spend writing in my journal during my daily quiet time. To write in a more intentional way. To share with whoever would read the things He is teaching me. Writing, along with fitness, has been a consistent and persistent theme throughout much of my life. And yet, I often find it so hard to actually put words to paper. It can be a little scary to step out into something new.
I was talking with some friends yesterday about taking risks. For me, writing in a more formal way is a risk right now. Publishing words on the Internet for all to see is a risk. What if you don’t like me? What if I realize I don’t really have anything to say? And, joining this challenge is a risk. I don’t have my 27 days of writing mapped out. I may not be able to write about one theme for the rest of the month. And still, you may not like what I write.
But, I remembered through my conversation with my friends that my willingness to take risks is based in my understanding of Who my heavenly Father is. It’s based on my relationship with him, on intimacy. He is for me. He is good. He is trust worthy. He uses all things for my good and His glory. And so I can risk. In the small things and the big things.
So. I’m doing a thing. I’ve joined a writing challenge for the rest of the month. I’ll be writing in this space about hope. I look forward to walking together through the rest of October. Won’t you join me?