As you can see I’ve already started my rebranding of Becoming Press and I am having so much fun! Seriously. I know I am not perfect at this whole branding thing, but I think I am growing and truly what more could I ask for?
But as I move further along in this process I do begin to doubt my choices, and I second guess myself. When I doubt myself my plan begins to “sit on the back burner” yet again because I am afraid to move in a certain direction, or making a choice, because it might be the wrong direction or the wrong choice.
I am truly at a point in my life where I am realizing I do not have time to keep doubting myself, and that is true in every area of my life. I would not even have this website, or written any books, if I had lived a life listening to my doubt and reminiscing about every failure and disappointment I’ve faced in my life.
In fact, my journey to acceptance with my husband’s chronic illness began with simply wanting to live and enjoy every moment that we both have breath in our lungs, even if that means we have to work a little harder at overcoming all that his chronic illness involves.
So, yes, in this rebranding process I am facing a lot of doubts. I am dreaming but also trying to be realistic as to not get my hopes up because I have experienced shattered dreams and deferred hope in the past, and in the present.
But one thing I need to cling to more than anything else right now is the fact that I am worthy of the calling that God has placed on my life. As I was having those doubts this week I was drawn back to the launch team that I am on for a free online Bible Study called Worthy of Calling. It is a Bible Study on the book of Ephesians and it is written by a lovely writer, Sarah Koontz.
The top three keys addressed in this study are:
- We are worthy because of who God is and because of who God says we are.
- God never asks us to do something He doesn’t first equip us to do.
- Submission and sacrificial love are part of God’s design for mankind.
These three keys are so true and we need to use them in our life to unlock the doors of our heart, and in this world! I think every writer needs to cling to these three truths in so many ways because YOU are worthy of the calling!
As I was doubting my calling, and the decisions I was making, I had to remind myself that my worth is rooted in Christ. I had to remember how far I’ve come, and that God has equipped me in supernatural ways through the Holy Spirit in order to do what I have already done, what I am doing, and what I will do in the future (Lord willing!)
Yesterday, my heart began to feel a heavy burden for anyone who might be struggling with feeling worthy of their calling to write, and I just wanted to encourage you with some truth. If you are truly struggling then I would highly recommend going through Sarah’s free Bible Study on Ephesians. Sometimes the most encouraging book I can read when I am feeling discouraged and doubting my worth is The Bible.
I hope you will be encouraged today, and everyday, to keep on writing and listen to the Holy Spirit because He is guiding you and helping you grow in you craft!
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