Last night, my friend Ray Visotski read about my waning confidence and advised simply, “Just keep writing.” A second comment came from David Kanigan, a resounding three letters, “Yes.” And so, I will.
This morning, I am thinking of my most recent Children’s sermon in which I challenged a handful of boys and girls to tell me something they were afraid to do. One little boy described his zip line experiences …staring across a cable from a little perch, wanting to let go, but afraid. He was happy to share how good it felt to take a chance, to be confident, his sweet face beaming as he recalled the challenge.
He believed he could accomplish what the guide told him he could.
I asked the children if they realized how afraid Mary was when she was told she would be Jesus’ mother. I shared with them her doubts, fears, disbelief.
I told them of her encounter with Elizabeth who shared with her the one powerful truth that grounded her and led her on.
Blessed is the one who believes what the Lord has said will be accomplished. Luke 1:25
I am thinking this morning of this truth. Having just returned from a trip to the mountains on which my sister’s family and ours challenged ourselves on a hike, walked through waterfalls, ate good food, laughed and loved…All under the planning of my brother-in-law who was insistent and intentional in our 3 days being memorable.
He has the personality of a believer, a thinker, a risk-taker. He jokes about my deep thinking writing, yet instructs me to explore opportunities with my blog. He believes I can be a successful writer and artist. He believes I can accomplish more than hobby.
If I have the chance, I plan to ask him if what I believe of his journey towards his current success as a businessman and ingenious CEO was motivated by the one thing I am convinced of:
(S) He believed he could, so He did.
Here’s my summary of progress thus far in this journey of believing.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 47 trips to carry that many people.