The forgotten dream

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Have you ever wondered why it seems like others can seem to write effortlessly?

For most of my life I wanted to be a writer. I didn’t ,however, associate writing with being a skillset. All I wanted was to inspire people.

In elementary school, my teachers complimented my writing and I always scored high on the writing part of the test. I enjoyed reading. I wanted to inspire and captivate like in the books I read.  Looking back at those times in my life was when  I had confidence in my ability to be a writer and believed I could become a professional writer.

But life took me on a different journey and my dream to become a published author was forgotten for a long time. The dream has been reignited and this time I want to stick with it. While I want to become a professional writer someday, I also want to create a business to make a living from it.

Success as an author for me is not about making profit, I want to touch lives for the Kingdom of God!

I realized that I struggle with my confidence as a writer because I don’t see myself as writer.

It’s time that I speak what I want to become. That’s what God does; He calls those things that are not as though there were until they are!

In my undergrad communication studies, I had to watch a Ted Talk of a social psychologist by the name of Amy Cudy who is an author and speaker, she is known for research on body language. In this video Dr. Cudy stated something so profound, “don’t fake it until you make it, fake it until you become it.”

When  I published my blog, I did not see myself as a writer nor was I  confident in what I was writing. I am a believer for mentoring. Writing is a skill-set that is constantly evolving. I am still growing and learning. I want to master my craft therefore it is important that I learn from those who are skilled. I am not a successful writer yet, but I am challenging myself.

Granted, it is not always easy. There are times I become so frustrated and overwhelmed that I want to quit. I know the feeling of discouragement because no one is  reading your content and you wonder if it is even worth your time. It’s why I try to make time to comment or share blog posts especially those of new  bloggers. A little encouragement goes a long way.

Your determination and dedication will eventually get noticed.

Thanks for stopping by!

Published by: Kim Petitt

As a person living with a disability challenge is part of my life. I struggled with my identity and I recognize that I still have insecurities to face, but that doesn't mean I can't walk in everything God has purposed me to walk in despite my insecurities. Because of the nature of my condition and physical disability, God's grace is evident in my life everyday and I find strength in the word of God that says in Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through him who gives me power". (CJB).

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12 thoughts on “The forgotten dream”

    1. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement Dawn! It means a lot, really! I am glad you enjoyed them, it’s one of the things that motivates me to keep pressing on…You’re welcome, Blessings!

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  1. Oh my goodness Kim, I so needed to read this today, you have encouraged me to continue on writing my book. I was always an avid reader, it was an escape for me from the abusive home I grew up in. I use to journal a little when I first got saved, started a blog when we served in Papua New Guinea. LOve to communicate the love of Jesus and all He had done for me. My gifting is not writing or singing but there are avenues in which the Lord lets me speak about Him. So knowing that I use opportunities when they come to let it rip. I figure folks will either listen or not, their choice. But I have the choice to use the heart God gave me just as you do to spread His love. Lets keep writing sister, one day we may buy each others books. Blessings.

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    1. Thank you for encouraging me with your comment. I am so glad this inspired you, to God be the glory! I used to enjoy reading and writing in my journal, then somewhere down the line, I became distracted with life. I started blogging to talk about my limitations of living with a physical disability however it has evolved to talking about the limitations of “life” through teaching and encouraging through the Word of God. I believe our purpose as Believers is to make God known to others, one of the ways we can do that is through the wonderful use of technology.

      Continue to allow God to use you to be a light on here. God bless you and I look forward to being able to buy each others books one day. Don’t give up on that dream!

      Be encouraged!

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