Build a Boat

Build a Boat by Colton Dixon kept playing in my mind this morning as I sought inspiration. Sometimes you wonder if it is the Holy Spirit or just a catchy song you can’t get out of your head. Today, I decided to follow the leading.

I have been brooding over the decision to attend a writers conference. I have a list of cons that makes me question my sanity if I choose to go. At the top of the list is my usual fear of traveling alone, followed closely by the added costs of attending in person. I would be more comfortable and save a lot of money by attending online instead. Normally, writers attend in person to pitch their book. My book is not ready and I plan on self-publishing anyway. But… I really want to go.

Going to a conference will help me find my people and make connections in the writing community. It will be a great opportunity to learn from experienced writers. It’s also a big kick-in-the-pants to take my writing seriously.

I have the money, thanks to my inheritance after losing my mom last year. I would be honoring my mother and father, because they were the biggest supporters of my writing. Mom always wanted me to be a writer. Thinking about how they would want me to spend the inheritance they provided is what cemented my decision to go.

Conferences are my means of building a boat. I may still be standing on the sand but my future promises the wind in my sails.

Are there decisions you find difficult to make because of fear? Maybe you question your sanity as you consider the cost. Is God calling you to the water when you are surrounded by dry land? I pray you will put your trust in Him and allow Him to lead you.

Grace & Peace,


Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

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