These three writers have helped fine tune my voice.
But even highly respected and public authors can’t tell you what to write about. They can help develop the process but you get to choose what to say. In the process of this training, I’ve let God polish my skill. He is my inspiration and why I do what I do. Now that’s not to say I have lost sight of the goals I have set before me. However, I depend not on the system but my Source.
You need a little pep talk too?
You thought the finish line was closer, looked more victorious, and wasn’t filled with stumbles, setbacks, and disappointments. Let me guess, you hoped it would be easier. Dreaming makes a goal easier in the mind, skipping over the painful parts of work.
Time is a precious commodity and I’m learning to manage it better. I’ve found time a hard task master and we (I’m throwing you into this common fixation) underestimate the power of it. Don’t we love to fast-forward to the finish line of our dreams before we cross the start line?
For some of you, it’s motivating, for others, it’s defeating. You get to choose time too!
The purpose that set a fire ablaze in your belly is working hard to get out, so shine! Working hard and sweating isn’t sexy or popular. Do the best you can with what you have been given and trust God to help you accomplish what you can’t. You are imperfect progress in the process and work involves a long season of practice sessions with muscle and hustle.
After all, you have everything you need to start.
So keep moving forward, keep writing, keep speaking, keep working! Don’t stop! You are a work of imperfect progress with plenty of ship dates, and practice sessions ahead that require muscle and hustle. Realize your potential is accomplished in pieces and so is your provision. The best way forward is to honor God with what He has already given to you and He will do it. Here’s another author’s encouragement by Paul the Apostle:
1 Corinthians 9: 15-18 ~ “Still, I want it made clear that I’ve never gotten anything out of this for myself, and that I’m not writing now to get something. I’d rather die than give anyone ammunition to discredit me or impugn my motives. If I proclaim the Message, it’s not to get something out of it for myself. I’m compelled to do it, and doomed if I don’t! If this was my own idea of just another way to make a living, I’d expect some pay. But since it’s not my idea but something solemnly entrusted to me, why would I expect to get paid? So am I getting anything out of it? Yes, as a matter of fact: the pleasure of proclaiming the Message at no cost to you. “(MSG)
Bonus: Don’t compare your skill to another. Comparison negates your gift and excuses your voice. – Janelle Keith. Sounds like a great work to me. How do you hustle a dream?