Join us in this episode as CJ and I pray for you to have a breakthrough in your writing in the following 15 areas of resistance that Christian writers face.
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1.) Self-doubt/unworthiness: Am I qualified? Who am I? What do I have to share that people want to hear?
Scripture: Psalm 94:16-19, 2 Corinthians 4:7
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2.) Comparison: It’s already been done. How is what I’m writing any different than what’s already been written? Looking at bestsellers and seeing that as what a book is supposed to be, what my book should be.
Scripture: Galatians 6:4-5, Hebrews 12:2
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3.) Fear: Fear of sharing my story.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:7-8, Revelation 12:11
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4.) People-pleasing: Fear of what others will think. Afraid of criticism and being judged.
Scripture: Galatians 1:10
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5.) Insecurity: Is my writing good enough? Do I have what it takes? Do I have the skills I need to be a writer?
Scripture: 1 John 4:18, John 13:23 (NKJV)
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6.) Procrastination: I need to learn more. I’m not ready yet.
Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6
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7.) Perfectionism: My first draft needs to be perfect. Paralysis of analysis.
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 11:4
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8.) Lack of boundaries: I don’t have the time.
Scripture: Matthew 6:33, Ephesians 5:15-17
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9.) Writers' block: I’m stuck and nothing flows.
Scripture: Psalm 45:1 (NIV)
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10.) Regret: I missed my chance. I feel behind.
Scripture: Philippians 3:13, John 1:9
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11.) Shame: If my book doesn’t become a bestseller, I’m a failure.
Scripture: Romans 8:1, Proverbs 24:16
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12.) Overwhelm: I feel overwhelmed with what it takes to self-publish my book.
Scripture: Isaiah 41:10
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13.) Scarcity: I don’t have the money to invest in writing and publishing a book.
Scripture: Psalm 50:10-11
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14.) Distraction: I have so many ideas, it’s hard to focus or know where to start first.
Scripture: Isaiah 30:21
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15.) Physical pain (health issues): I can’t concentrate on my book because I’m in pain.
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:8-10