If They Can’t See It, They Don’t Believe It

Reading “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul” let me know I am not alone. I found I have a few things in common with Dan Millman, author of “The Peaceful Warrior Way:”

  • A surging desire to share.
  • To somehow make a positive difference.
  • Time flies when I write.
  • What I lack in quality, I make up for in quantity.
  • I’m not attached to the outcome.
  • My overnight success is taking 10 years!

Writing is a great leap of faith. Catherine Lanigan, (“Romancing the Stone” and “Jewell of the Nile”), was told, “Your writing stinks.” She stopped writing.

“I would be smart. I would use logic. If I couldn’t see it, taste it, chew it and spit it out, I wouldn’t believe in anything again.” Catherine Lanigan

After talking with a journalist, she started writing again:

“…I learned that writers make something out of nothing.” Catherine Lanigan

The Sadducees felt the same way as she did at the beginning. If they couldn’t see it, they didn’t believe it. They didn’t believe in the resurrection. That’s why they were “sad, you see.” 😉

Acts 25:8, “Sadducees have nothing to do with resurrection or angels or even a spirit. If they can’t see it, they don’t believe it. Pharisees believe it all.” The Message

Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. What He starts, He finishes.

“…you’re gonna have some people in your life that are gonna walk away…their part in the story may be over. …Just realize that your life is not contingent upon anyone who leaves it. …believe that God is the author and finisher of my faith. That who’s meant to crossover into the next season with me will, and who’s not meant to cross over, there’s no amount of convincing that I can do to get them to stay.” “The Author and Finisher of Your Faith,” 1 Min Motivation, Steven Furtick

Everything worth doing takes faith: marriage, having children, and pursuing your dreams. Remember Jesus isn’t finished yet!

Hebrews 11:1, “The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under every thing that makes life worth living.” The Message

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