This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Hebrews 13:6 (ESV)
Today I am promising myself that, for my 2017 goal, I will step out of the batter’s cage and into the batter’s box.
Sometimes, I am able to find the determination to work hard for a goal; I dream about it and plan for my triumph. All too often though, I stay trapped in a state of procrastination. I end up living in the fantasy of how things will be instead of taking responsibility for my own success.
One example of this was when I was writing my spiritual memoir, Blues to Blessings. In my book, I had to get very personal about my own struggle with my faith. There was one chapter in particular that I felt extremely vulnerable writing.
Because of my fear, I kept procrastinating. I outlined the chapter, then skipped it and went ahead, then went back and rewrote the previous chapter, and finally, I stopped writing altogether. I wrote a marketing plan instead and fantasized about being a New York Times Best Seller–even though I couldn’t finish the chapter!
Then one day, my husband came up to me and said that it was like I was wearing a shiny baseball uniform, but I was still stuck in the batting cage. He told me it was time to step into the batter’s box.
Shortly after that, I found the courage to write the difficult chapter and it turned out to be one of the best parts of the book. In fact, it is the chapter that I use for my promotions today.
Through these struggles, I have learned that competence comes with taking action and that, when I do step into the batter’s box, I am not stepping into it alone.
The words I use to comfort me are, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear.” Hebrews 13:6 (ESV)
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So today, step into your batter’s box knowing that you are not alone.