When everything you read and see point to one thing.
“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden with in you? ” Elizabeth Gilbert
“Omg! What if you wake up some day and you are 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or your novel written…? ” Anne Lamott
“Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyways.” Glennon Doyle Melton
…. and then when I say “Yes” the critiquesin my head start flooding and then there is this…..
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” – Ephesians 6:10-11
“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen….Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” -Brene Brown
…and always my life verses….
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
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” – Dueteronomy 31:6
When you have brave people in your life living brave lives and invite you to come along because that’s just how they love….
When people receive your “Yes” and respond “I want to support you!”…
You decide that your “Yes” and is “Yes” and you go before you know and do what God’s been tugging at your heart for years..
It requires showing up brave.
I mean, seriously stepping into fear-packed bravery.
I start what I have been dreaming of for years, but afraid of doing on November 1st.
I write a book.
I have an idea of what this book will be, but waiting to see what God decides this book will be seems like a better idea. I have been told to write and that’s what I will do.
So, November 1st, Fear, and Bravery….Here we go.
PS: I am in hopes that in a month I will look back at the post and laugh! #soserious