Destroying the Firewall

January 22nd, 2014

Heart_on_Fire“A book should serve as the axe for the frozen sea within us.” ~Franz Kafka

Before a book can serve as the axe for the frozen sea within us, the book must be written. In order for a writer to write the book, they must first thaw the crevices of their heart. I’m reminded of the ship that is frozen at sea in the Antarctica. They are separated from humanity (reality) – encased in more than 10-feet of ice as they await their rescue.

A writer’s rescue awaits them, but first, they must release the fire within them. As the words are released, the fire within them melts the ice (wall) that has been formed within them. Their heart is thawed, but this very act also makes them vulnerable to the outside world (humanity). Revealing one’s vulnerability to the outside world can be a frightening experience.

A writer has been given the gift to write for a dual reason. They have a story to tell and someone is waiting to read that story. As Christians, we know that we go through our trials and tribulations for a reason. Those trials and tribulations draw us closer to God. As Christians, we have been commissioned to draw others closer to Christ. What better way to fulfill our Commission than to share our story with the world.

In 2014, I subscribe to share my story. I will allow the Holy Spirit to do its job and thaw my heart as I remove self-imposed boundaries – otherwise known as a firewall. It’s not going to be an easy process, but I am determined to take it one-step at a time. I will rejoice as each layer is peeled away. I will tell my story as no one else can tell it. It’s my story and someone is waiting to hear it.

Are you carrying a story within you that is straining to be released? Would you like to travel this journey with me? I would love to hear from you.

Lorraine Castle is a virtual assistant who works with authors, coaches, trainers, attorneys, and speakers to get speaking engagements, write their books, publish their books, and market their books. Contact Lorraine for a free consultation to find out what she can do to help you develop your gift.

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Written by Lorraine Castle ©2014

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