I love that word. Just hearing it stirs fresh resolve in my spirit.
Perhaps more than most, it is the sensitive creative soul that is bombarded by doubt. As creatives, we need to hear the Voice of our Father speak in our spirit.
I remember well times when discouragement has hounded my every thought seeking to pull me into despair, desperately needing words that would chain me again to hope. The Word of God is an anchor that refuses to be shifted by the storms of life. It is a staff that you can tie yourself too, driven deep in to the soil of Papa’s love for you.
I know that I am not alone in sometimes feeling that two very differentpeople are living on the inside. One is ready to conquer the world, the other is cowering in a cave somewhere, trembling at the thought of being found out.
I’m sure you have heard of the story of the black dog and the white dog; the dastardly and the divine wrestling in the arena of our thoughts and emotions.
Here they are in the ring, tearing at one another for supremacy. Will confidence or insecurity win the day? Will generosity or jealously have the final say?
The world, with its judgements and criticisms, sniggers and snides, so often baying for the untamed black dog to win, seems relentless in it’s mission to shut you down, shut you off and shut you up.
Ultimately though, it is not the crowd who will determine the outcome. The battle is within your own being.
Which dog will come out the victor?
The one that you feed!
Starve your doubts and feed your faith. Believe that you have something valuable to share with the world.
Feed your creativity by refusing to shun your most audacious thoughts. Don’t dampen your dreams with reality (so called). Instead, let them blossom.
The world does not belong to the pragmatist, but to the dreamer. Child like faith is underrated, but in Heaven’s eyes all things are possible to the one who believes.
“Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” Mark 9:23 KJV
If you are going to be a writer, believe to reach far beyond any audience you have dared yet imagine.
If you plan to be a movie maker or public speaker, know on the inside you can change the world for the better, not just in the present but for generations to come.
Whatever you discipline, immerse and soak it in the dream of what could be possible if the limits were lifted.
Act on your ideas, and believe in your best self. That’s who the Father is cheering for. The real you. The darling of His heart.