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I started writing three different posts today.
First, I began a post about dream blockers. Next, I was inspired to write a cautionary post about a dream gone bad based on an interview I heard with Phil Vischer, the founder and creative genius behind Veggie Tales. My third attempted post was on what Phil learned about God after Veggie Tales' bankruptcy.
You may see those three posts (hopefully, one day) in my Dream Series. Just not today.
I was trying to squeeze juice out of a fake plastic orange. I wasn't feeling sustainable "life" in those posts. And I'm not sure if it was the "resistance" I read about in writing blogs.
So today, I am writing about feeling stuck when this is only my second post in the series. My first Dream Series post flowed; it practically wrote itself.
Instead of beating myself up, I am telling myself a truth: it is okay to be in process. Most dreams don't happen overnight, but instead become a reality in stages.
So why should I expect my writing about the process of dreams be any different?
Now (after taking a break) I feel a flow to my words because I am writing from a place of truth: where I am right now.
No big insight other than my thoughts on dreams are still being formed because this is unexplored terrain.
And that is okay. I don't need to have all the answers, because I don't.
These words encouraged me today, and I hope they will brighten your day:
"Nothing is wasted when it is shared with Me. I can bring beauty out of the ashes of lost dreams."
-Sarah Young, Jesus Calling, Sept. 5 Reading
As I reread Jesus' invitation to share my lost dreams with Him, it dawns on me. Ah, yes, I can invite Jesus into where I am in my writing and thinking today.
And He loves me in my messy process. What a beautiful thought!
What helps you when you are in process about something? What truth do you tell yourself when you are in the middle of figuring out something new?
Your thoughts always make me stop and ponder. Thanks for sharing.
Connecting with these encouraging friends and their blogs...Grateful.
Copyright Dolly Lee/Soul Stops 2012.