I’m grateful for the privilege of being part of Mary DeMuth’s book launch team for her upcoming book: Everything. I’m meeting lots of awesome folks and part of the fun is reading an advance copy of Everything. I’ll be posting more about the book as we get closer to the launch date.
Mary has invited anyone to be a star in her Everything book trailer. The instructions are to create a short video telling a little bit about yourself and how Jesus became your everything.
I’m a procrastinator. I admit it. The video is due today. And, well, today is when I did it.
A friend once told me procrastination is a combination of fear and laziness. That stung at first. But the more I thought about it, the more sense it made. Although I’m not entirely sure about the laziness part. At least as it relates to the Everything video. But I definitely had the fear thing going on.
Every day I’ve thought and thought about how I would create my video. And every day I came up with nothing. Nada. Zero.
That is, until I decided I would give myself permission to not do the video. Then, it’s as if I was struck by a creative bolt of lightening. The idea burst into my consciousness. I sat down and did it in about three minutes. I even like the way it turned out.
In retrospect, I think I’d allowed my fear of not being perfect to intimidate me. Concerned more about what others would think of me. Concerned about them thinking my video was lame.
It is good for me to take risks and do things that are uncomfortable. I’m pretty sure Jesus is more concerned with my character than my comfort.
I’ve spent most of my life looking for everything in all the wrong places. That is, until Jesus became my Everything about ten years ago. To hear my Everything story, check out my video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE55at-a-Gk&feature=youtube_gdata_player
You can star in the video (deadline 8/15/12):