Friday, February 10, 2017

The Edge of the Cliff

And now for something completely different . . .I love to encourage writers, especially newbies who are eager to learn the craft. Today I'd like you to meet Faith Culbertson, an up and coming dynamic new voice on the writerly scene. So without further adieu, I'm handing the reins off to her. Enjoy!

Author Faith Culbertson
Have you ever had to make a hard decision? If you have, then you know what it’s like to be at the edge of the cliff. We make decisions every day, but occasionally, we have to make life changing ones.

When big decisions that are life-changing and possibly irreversible come up, we often rely on our wisdom, instinct, and wit. But, how often do we rely on God? When we put our own desires and emotions aside and focus on what God wants us to do, it’s honestly one scary leap. However, that’s what true faith is. It’s letting go of all those important dreams, and aspirations and leaping, across the dark void of the unknown, and into God’s arms. 

A lot of us, myself included, think that we would always do what God tells us to, but trust me . . . it’s not until you’re in reach of your dream job or perfect spouse and God calls you in another direction that you are really tested. It’s when everything seems to be going perfect and then God wants you to step out of your safety bubble, that’s when things can become suddenly very, very real. 

Being a Christian isn’t always about going to church, reading your Bible, and making sure you’re extra nice to the drive-thru workers; sometimes it's the nitty-gritty-I’m-scared-out-of-my-mind kind of faith that God calls us to. So, here’s an encouragement: keep your mind and heart open, don’t be afraid to be scared, but don’t let go of God’s hand. He’s got this.

Pretty awesome words from an 18-year-old, eh? Expect to see more from this chick in the future. And don't forget there could also be a signed copy of OUT OF THE FRYING PAN in your future if you enter the Rafflecopter drawing. But hurry . . . it ends on Monday.

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chappydebbie said...

Great advice. Especially the part where you said: keep your mind and heart open, don’t be afraid to be scared, but don’t let go of God’s hand. He’s got this.

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