Confront the Empty {Day 26 :: CONFRONT}


I confront the page every day. I’ve faced human-sized boulders and scaled them. I’ve quit a job I love and dove off a cliff into unknown waters, with no promise of being caught.

When I surrendered myself to the writing life, I had no idea God would ask me to encounter so many issues in myself—over-achieving, unforgiveness, grief, loneliness, and pride (just to name a few).

The page doesn’t lie to the pen.

Today I face another choice—whether or not to continue to reveal myself here to God and the world. It feels like writing naked when you stop trying to prove you’ve got great things to say.

I confront the page day after day to remember I am empty before God, and that is where he does his best work.

This post is Day 26 of 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2016

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October 25, 2016
  • Love this. I feel I need to have “Confront the Empty” on a poster above my computer.

  • thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
    yes – I had so many of the same thoughts throughout my day with this word! So thankful you are following His leading and confronting the blank space!

    Isn’t it awesome how the Lord will use simple things like prompts to keep teaching us things all throughout the day?!?!

    Loving the 31 day challenge!

    • Yes, it is! I’m so glad you have followed His leading to write through this challenge too. The space is definitely better together.

  • I have not written mine yet, but my thoughts were leaning towards how I need to confront myself so often. I end up with too much on my plate, then I doubt and feel like I can’t write. I take it to God first and ask for wisdom and peace. Then I have to give myself a talking to reminding me that God is with me. I only have to do what He asks and He will give me strength for that. I wish I didn’t need so many reminders, but I guess that’s a part of being human. Really, I need to remember to focus on God and everything else will fall into place in His timing.

    This is what I need to remember: “I confront the page day after day to remember I am empty before God, and that is where he does his best work.” AMEN

    Blessings to you, Christina! Only a few more days and we will have made it to the end of the challenge. 🙂

    • Hi, Gayl, you too? Every day I feel like I’m giving myself a thorough talking to, as you called it. So glad we’re confronting it together.

  • I love this and can relate so much!