Sunday, 24 November 2013

Journal Fodder 365 - Prompt #27

This week's prompt was 'Bury the Doubt' but it didn't sit well with me. 

I didn't want to bury the doubt.

Not that I have no problems with doubt or that I like to wallow in it. 

No. I just think that if I bury it, I can go back and dig it up again. If I bury it it might rise again, zombie-like as my daughter remarked. If I bury it it might act like a seed and grow in to a whole plant and then be difficult to uproot.

I don't want to bury the doubt. 

I want to kill it.

If I kill the doubt I can move forward. 

But what can kill the doubt?

Well, how about the truth? If I remember the truth - that I am made in the image of the Creator of the universe, so how can I not be creative? - then the doubt starts to fade away. I'm not saying that it's easy, or that doubt is killed outright once and for all, but the more I listen to the truth, the more I start to believe it, and I can be freed from the doubts. 

I start to leave them behind.

Their voices cannot reach me.

What do you do to silence the doubt?


  1. here from MOM-yes! kill the doubt not bury it-great journal spread!

  2. Good strong words and image! Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

  3. Nice journal psot- it takes practice and commitment and courage to quell doubt- remembering we all have something special and unique to offer helps me-

  4. Wow! This is strong words but VERY needed!
    Love it... got me thinking, which is good!


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