Sunday, April 1, 2012


Sometimes, I get really mad at fear. I want to beat it up, throw it on the floor, and knock it out. Just being honest.

Fear comes and says things that aren't true either about people or situations and often paralyzes and rules.

I read a great post by Jon Acuff about finding your "writing voice," but it also pertains to finding your voice amidst other situations in life, such as your "parenting voice" or your "half-marathon voice." He says that you discover your voice by actually doing these things. Writing. Parenting. Running.

Fear tells you you have to wait for your voice to show up to be anything. That's just not true.
Jon has a video on his website about recovering, not necessary discovering places and things in your life that you loved, and pulling energy from those places for momentum and the areas of your life that you are asking dream questions.

I was super encouraged by this video. I like Jon's work, but I guess I've never seen it before.

What do you think about this?

I don't know where it will lead me, but lately I've been attempting to playing tennis again after years of thinking I couldn't do to it due to pain and other things (and probably some fear and thoughts that tennis didn't matter anymore woven in there). It's something that makes a difference in my life, and I can remember when I first started playing again, how excited I was, how I know it touches on a lot of different areas of my life. How I feel God's pleasure when I play tennis, how I know it's part of the way He uniquely made me.

What happens when when we recover those places inside us that matter? Those dreams that we didn't even know were still there have room again. They have a voice, they begin to speak; they matter.

And you never know what could happen, where they will go.