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Join us in this episode as CJ and Shelley pray for you to have a breakthrough in your writing in the following 15 areas of resistance that Christian writers face.

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1.) Self-doubt/unworthiness: Am I qualified? Who am I? What do I have to share that people want to hear?

Scripture: Psalm 94:16-19, 2 Corinthians 4:7


2.) Comparison: It’s already been done. How is what I’m writing any different than what’s already been written? Looking at bestsellers and seeing that as what a book is supposed to be, what my book should be.

Scripture: Galatians 6:4-5, Hebrews 12:2


3.) Fear: Fear of sharing my story.

Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:7-8, Revelation 12:11


4.) People-pleasing: Fear of what others will think. Afraid of criticism and being judged.

Scripture: Galatians 1:10


5.) Insecurity: Is my writing good enough? Do I have what it takes? Do I have the skills I need to be a writer?

Scripture: 1 John 4:18, John 13:23 (NKJV)


6.) Procrastination: I need to learn more. I’m not ready yet.

Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6


7.) Perfectionism: My first draft needs to be perfect. Paralysis of analysis.

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 11:4


8.) Lack of boundaries: I don’t have the time.

Scripture: Matthew 6:33, Ephesians 5:15-17


9.) Writers' block: I’m stuck and nothing flows.

Scripture: Psalm 45:1 (NIV)

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10.) Regret: I missed my chance. I feel behind.

Scripture: Philippians 3:13, John 1:9

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11.) Shame: If my book doesn’t become a bestseller, I’m a failure.

Scripture: Romans 8:1, Proverbs 24:16

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12.) Overwhelm: I feel overwhelmed with what it takes to self-publish my book.

Scripture: Isaiah 41:10

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13.) Scarcity: I don’t have the money to invest in writing and publishing a book.

Scripture: Psalm 50:10-11

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14.) Distraction: I have so many ideas, it’s hard to focus or know where to start first.

Scripture: Isaiah 30:21

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15.) Physical pain (health issues): I can’t concentrate on my book because I’m in pain.

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:8-10

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