Thursday, November 7, 2013

My New Theme Song!



Can you read that last line on this bedside tablet of mine? I keep paper and pen with me at all times, even during the night, because ideas and inspiration come and go as quickly as sleep comes and goes. 

The first few lines were scribbled weeks before that last line and they all reveal the elusive confidence that sweeps in with one wind and out with the next. In that last line on my butterfly tablet I wrote that..."I have no right to write about conquering fear." 

Our own thoughts can lie to us. We hear the voices in our heads and can choose which to believe and which to ignore. It would be...and is...so easy to listen to the negative voices. If I decide to agree with that last line, then I am free to stop trying. Free to say "never mind, I have nothing to offer anyone so I might as well shut up now." Free to sit in my own failure and blame everyone else for my choice. 

BUT, He makes me brave. My God, who I do not understand, do not always listen to and makes me crazy sometimes...my God loves me. It makes no sense, but He loves me and that big, crazy overwhelming love makes me brave. I have attempted to describe His waves of love before. My written words always left me with a sense of disappointment that I could not conjure up for you the true sensation of being tumbled over by His love. 




My new theme song!...BRAVE 

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7 comments:

  1. "But He makes me brave..." Amen, sister. I have a tablet by my bed too, for the same purpose. Sometimes the words are profound, sometimes ridiculous. Sometimes a lie. Thank God He gave us the wits to know the difference.

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    1. Yes, I am getting better at recognizing the lies, but they can be very subtle at times too.

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  2. Oh they can be sneaky, those lies! And pretty soon our mind is making up a whole host of "stories" that we commit as truth. Very good post!

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    1. Thanks Julie. Yes it is so easy to believe the lies and then follow them down a very negative path.

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  3. As He makes us brave, He makes us strong. He lets His words come through us. He uses us when we really don't understand what is going on.

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  4. I relate, very much...so glad you are doing the Writing challenge too! Keep those words coming.

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  5. Devil, get thee behind me! And that's exactly who those lies are. Great post, Susie.

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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