Written By Geoff Talbot – Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog.
Obvious fact: You are most likely to get run over an automobile if you are in the habit of lying down in the middle of the road.
The middle of the road is a very dangerous place to be.
Yet in life and in the way that we express ourselves online, many of us have a tendency to congregate in the middle of the road. We play it safe, we soften our voices, we appease other people, we weaken the strength of our opinions — we refuse to do the deep and difficult work of continually asking ourselves some very uncomfortable questions.
Bizarrely enough sometimes we call this process of playing safe “editing”, we look at what we’ve written or what we truly want to say AND we examine it from multiple perspectives, we question whether it is too offensive, whether it is silly, excessively political, extra spiritual or too whatever…
And so we pull back from the edge of greatness and instead we choose to lie down in the middle of a busy road packed full of other ordinary voices.
Stop it, it’s time to push forward and not pull back, it’s time to grab ahold of the truth that has been given to you and start shouting it out with the full power of your God given voice!