Writing with a Different Ability, Not a Disability–Part 2

Writing with a Different Ability, Not a Disability–Part 2

Hello Again, Writers,

To introduce part 2 of this super encouraging post, I want to start with the not-to-be-missed last line from Part 1.

Dealing with Fear and Focus for the DisABLED Writer

KCWC Guest Post by Cherrilynn Bisbano

 

I said to myself, If God chose me before the foundations of the world to be holy and blameless knowing everything I’ve done and will do, salvation has nothing to do with my works. He must truly love me.

I wrestled daily with the truth of the Word. The lies I believed were deeply rooted. The Word took hold in my heart and dissolved the lies. The transformation did not happen overnight. After months of proclaiming this truth, the shackles loosened, and the fear of failure released its grip.

I believe the Word and know I have the power to overcome. God proves Himself faithful over and over.

So what about my lack of focus? Fear caused some of my attention deficit, along with my brain chemistry. I learned to make a schedule and follow it. When I’m overwhelmed with all I need to do, I turn to my schedule, knowing I blocked time for everything, even rest.

I also keep Bible verses by my desk to motivate me. I pray they inspire you.

“Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means.” (2 Corinthians 8:11 NIV)

“Be confident and determined. Start the work and don’t let anything stop you. The LORD God, whom I serve, will be with you. He will not abandon you, but he will stay with you until you finish the work” (1 Chronicles 28:20 GNT)

“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13 NLT)

At times, ADHD allows brain squirrels to invade my day. I don’t mind my scattered ideas being named after my furry friends. I’ve learned from them as they chase each other up and down trees, scurry across the yard, hang from the bird feeder, and gather acorns like it’s a relay race. It seems nuts, but their work gets accomplished and they have fun while doing it.

No, you won’t find me hanging from my chandelier anytime soon, although I might climb a tree or two. However, I’m determined to have fun and accept my ADHD. I’ve shortened this to ADH because there is no disorder is God’s Kingdom. Our Heavenly Father will get all the glory for using this squirrel chaser, and he will also use you!

Do you chase squirrels? What keeps you from writing?

Cherrilynn is an award-winning writer and speaker. Her desire to encourage others is evident when she speaks, leads Bible studies, and coaches writers. If you need prayer, just stop her and ask.

Website: www.cherrilynnbisbano.com

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