Have you ever caught yourself thinking something that wasn’t true?
Recently I felt like God told me to begin thanking Him for good news. I set a reminder on my phone so every day I would remember to take a moment and thank Him. I also started repenting for expecting bad news.
A remarkably short time later, I realized something that surprised me: I’m a generally happy person, but it was like I had climbed into a dark hole and set up camp there without even realizing it. My thoughts had grown dark where my business was concerned. I had started to think that nothing was going to change—that I wasn’t going to figure this thing out, that I wasn’t going to prosper, that this was just my life now.
Until I started thanking God for good news, I didn’t see the hole. I had no idea it existed.
When the Hole Appears
When we see the hole, we can start to climb out of it. But until we see it, it’s like a ghost. It quietly affects key components of our walk with God, our writing, our business, and other things, and we become tired, resigned, and begin to lose our hope. The slide into despair feels so “natural” that we don’t realize what’s going on.
Escaping “Hole Thinking”
Today, if you feel that way about your writing—that it will never go anywhere, that you aren’t going to succeed, that you’re stuck where you are—it’s time to recognize the hole and start to climb out of it. Begin thanking God for good news and really expect good news to come to you.
God is going to do impossible things in your life. He’s going to move on your behalf. You know all those crazy, amazing stories you’ve heard about Him and what He’s done for other people? He’s going to do crazy, amazing things for you, too.