Don’t Stay Stuck: Part Four



We have been reading Mark Batterson’s Draw the Circle, The 40 Day Prayer Challenge.  We love stories and this one from Day 27 is inspiring:

For thirteen years I was a frustrated writer.  I had a half-dozen half-finished manuscripts on my computer, but I couldn’t seem to finish a book.  I started to think that the dream of writing a book might be nothing more than a mirage. 

Finally when my level of frustration hit an all-time high, I decided to do a forty-day media fast out of desperation.  That fast was the turning point in my career.  I needed a breakthrough, but it took more than prayer; it took prayer plus fasting. 

In the process, I found that my writing became a form of praying.  I don’t type on a keyboard; I pray on it.  And by the time I was done, I had completed my first self-published book. 

 Mark Batterson,  Draw the Circle

What do you do when you are stuck?  When we think of fasting we think of abstaining from food, but what about a media fast?  Facebook? Twitter?


Let us know what your think.

Betsy and Laurie

6 Comments on Don’t Stay Stuck: Part Four

  1. Shandra
    August 23, 2013 at 11:47 am (7 years ago)

    This is so good! Love the ‘pray on a keyboard ‘, me too! Thank you for this series!

    • Writing Sisters
      August 23, 2013 at 12:49 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks for your comment. This is a beautiful image. Coming to our work with prayer is a good thing!

  2. heather bell
    August 23, 2013 at 10:11 pm (7 years ago)

    I have been utterly stuck. Then I read some of my scriptures last night. Really read them and have had the starts of an idea. Love this site! I am fasting forever off of soda. It doesn’t do much for me and it has made me think that I need it when I don’t! Here is to clearer thinking and listening to my body instead of my cravings. =)

    • Writing Sisters
      August 23, 2013 at 10:15 pm (7 years ago)

      The Word of God is powerful. Great way to get unstuck! Congrats on no sodas – stay strong.

  3. elainemanders
    August 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm (7 years ago)

    Great series. I’m not stuck but going at a snail’s pace. The problem is that internal editor, something I used to laugh about. Now I want every sentence to be perfect before moving on. The best way I’ve found to fix this, after much prayer, is to write in ink, away from the computer.

  4. Christin
    September 17, 2013 at 5:26 am (7 years ago)

    I am actually thankful to the holder of this site who has shared this great article at here.


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