Blank Pages and Fear

…The first sentence is always the hardest.

Type, erase, re-type…

Stare.

A blank page is kind of like standing on the edge of a cliff (for lack of better dramatic effect). There’s all of the potential in the world and, yet, it can be paralyzing.

…but don’t you know the world is your oyster?

And this page is your land?

The first step is always the hardest,                                          
but first steps become easier as you take them.

I want to say that when it comes to fear, in all its variations, names, and volumes, we have two options: become its victim or make it ours. If we bow to fear, we risk paralyzation in the very moments that we were destined to walk forward into.

Today, we all have our fear [of the unknown, of missing the mark, of hurt, of rejection], but love will take you to the places that fear longs to keep you from if you’ll choose it [Him].

There’s a whole lot that could go wrong with a blank page, but there’s also a whole lot that could go right.

Go for it.

2 Timothy 1:7

1 John 4:18

A Toast to Proverbs 27:1

 

Most of what we want to do

Most of what we want to say

Most of who we want to become

 

It lies in boasts of tomorrow

It lies in the time we’ve borrowed

From a future 

That does not

and never will

belong to us

 

so dear Tomorrow,

Won’t you give us back

what you’ve held hostage

Give us back our bragging rights

because you never return

what we’re convinced you promised 

 

and hello Today,

Won’t you stay a while?

 

I’ve come to tell you

that you won’t be wished away. 

 

 

 

Do not boast about tomorrow,
For you do not know what a day may bring forth.

Proverbs 27:1