Today is one of those days where I just kind of feel like being quiet.
I think when you're somewhat introverted, this is crucial to your sanity. The chance to sort of hide yourself away and just fill up on good things. Coffee. Jesus. The reminder that he is always in control. The reminder that he never leaves.
I can relate to Abigail Pressman, my heroine in Paper Hearts, in so many ways. While she certainly isn't me (though she is clumsy, which is one of my very best traits)...she is faced with the kind of decision that scares her.
Anytime we're about to take a giant step into the unknown, it's scary.
I've been there. We moved across the country. We moved back. We started a business. We offer things like classes and productions and never know if anyone is going to show up. It's scary. And yet, it's almost like God is saying, "TRUST ME" on a continuous loop at the back of my mind.
Stay in my will and trust me.
And sometimes we need those gentle nudges back to where he wants us. And sometimes we need big pushes to take that step of faith. I don't believe being afraid is wrong or even unexpected. They always say, courage is being afraid but doing it anyway.
So I created a printable with one of my very favorite quotes on it. And while you probably won't want to frame it, my hope is that you may want to print it out and color it. Yes, grown-ups can color! Maybe you'll use watercolors. Or markers. Or colored pencils. Maybe you'll leave it as it is.
Regardless of what you choose to do with it, my hope is that you let the words resonate with you...
A ship is safe in the harbor, but that's not what a ship was built for.
We aren't built for "safe" or "comfortable." We're built for challenge and change and growth. We're built for overcoming and accomplishing things even we don't think we can...
And sometimes, it just take a tiny bit of courage. In spite of the fear.
Abigail wrestles with this throughout Paper Hearts. It's her constant struggle. Her battle.
Maybe you, like me, can relate?
Maybe you like "safe" and "comfortable."
But tell me...is there a part of you, somewhere deep down...maybe it's buried or hidden or maybe you've put it a box and shoved it to the back of your mind...that's begging for the chance to leave the harbor?
What are you waiting for...?
Download your printable here: Download Paper Hearts Printable_Ships