I try to start my day by reading a devotion. Kind of sets my tone and outlook. Today the author wrote about Doubt.
Okay. I could so relate. She’s been looking in my window and must have thought I needed a heavy dose reminding me where doubt comes from. Not from God.
I have faith that God will provide for all my husband’s and my needs as we struggle with this recession. I have faith that He will also point me in the right direction with my writing when I get rejected.
But sometimes, like this past week, Doubt creeps in like the lizards that sneak in my house if I leave the backdoor open too long. It climbs my walls and peers at me from the ledges over the windows. If I chase it, it mocks me, popping under the stove and then showing back up in the bedroom when I lay down to sleep.
Doubt knows how afraid I can get.
After living here in Florida for a few years, I devised a plan to keep those unwanted lizards from gaining access to my patio. I bought some vinyl fabric, stitched it into a long tube and filled it with sand. Then I wedged it across the bottom of the door to prevent them from slipping through. But sometimes, the tube gets moved out of place if I am careless in my comings and goings.
Then the lizards get in again.
Just like that nasty Doubt.
Today, I chose to adjust my guard again by reading God’s word and starting my day with more prayer. I’d been getting careless and not guarding my heart like I should.
Are you letting Doubt get a stronghold in your life when it comes to your writing and fears about it? Want to borrow my sewing machine?