My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life


I don’t hear a statement, rather a question. It rings uncertain in my head vibrating off all my insecurities. I am shaken from the inside out wondering how I can ever change my punctuation.

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I long to be one who is certain. Someone who walks with each step confident, but it doesn’t work that way for me. I analyze and second-guess, playing out scenarios in my head. It’s truly exhausting.

But then I wonder if I really need to be READY.

At some of the most pivotal points in Biblical history our “heroes” were not READY. They questioned, they played things out, they worried. They were ready? Moses, Mary, Sarah, even Jesus. There was a question mark.

But they didn’t let it stop them.

So, yes. I am ready?

And I will move forward with all my question marks and messy insecurities. Because God doesn’t ask me to be confident in me; He asks me to be confident in Him.

I gave let go of my inner critic for 5 minutes today and embraced the words that came. It’s a challenge, but it’s so worth it. Check out Five Minute Fridays at Heading Home and give yourself 5 minutes of grace.

About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I'm here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

3 Replies

  1. Amen!! Visiting from FMF and it seems we’re feeling similar thoughts šŸ™‚ Ready or not…here we come.


    1. Becky Hastings

      Always great to know we’re not alone!

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