I give you the following; evidence of Yoda, the Master Jedi, dealing in absolutes.
“Do or Do not. There is no try.”- Master Yoda.
Okay now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I would like to share with you a short message I heard years ago. Ever since, I’ve thought back to it and realized that though simple, it really is powerful.
A rabbi sat next to a priest at a boxing match. The fighters entered the ring, full of bravado; prepared for the bout ahead. As the bell rang, one of the fighters made the sign of the cross. The rabbi leaned over to the priest and asked, “What does that mean?”
The priest nodded and said, “Not a damn thing if he can’t fight.”
A reflection of the verse of verses, James 2:20:“How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?”
We can pray to be a better writer. For sure. Don’t get me wrong. But, we must actually write and write and write, to become one. Wanting to be something is great. Everyone must have a dream…or dreams. It’s human nature to dream. But, remember, in order to make that dream a reality we must awaken. We must continually hone our gifts, our talents, in order to strengthen them. If not, they are dead, or they will eventually, die.
Try it. You might surprise yourself.