Tuesday, September 13, 2016


I sit down to a computer and stare at the blank paper on the screen. No words come to mind. What am I thinking? Why did God give me the passion to write if I can’t do anything? I’m a horrible author. I’ll never be able to do this.

The list could go on and on. I have my own personal list and you have yours. Our own nightmares of “I can’t” and “this is impossible.” The ones that keep dragging us down into the abyss.

We underestimate ourselves. It is so easy to do. But we don’t have to.

I was feeling a tad jealous this year for not being able to go to the ACFW National Conference. I had signed up for an email put out by Ted Dekker a while ago.  This gem was in my email box the same week. I think God was trying to tell me something.

Ted Dekker’s “4 Deadly Mistakes Every Writer Makes” has things in it we all have heard. Mistake number four is awesome. “Underestimating.” Undervaluing myself is not great. We all do it. Lift you head. Our strength comes from God. He has already given us what we need to be the best writers anyone has ever read. I wanted to start crying when I read it. I don’t have to be down on me. God has paved the way for something amazing, even if I haven’t achieved my goals yet.

I’ll let you read it for yourself. http://thecreativeway.com/4-dm-4 It will link back to the first three.

The Creative Way is a course Ted Dekker has formed. There is still a week until registration for this year is still open until the 19th. Go here if you are interested https://thecreativeway.com/enroll2016

Jessica Bertrand

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing Dekker's insight at the meeting. Your words are spot on! If only we could believe in ourselves as our Father does. Your wisdom is inspiring and it is wonderful to connect with kindred spirits to bring each other back to that recognition.