For the Weary Writer

A blank screen taunts you: You can’t
A rejected proposal mocks you: You’re not
A non-existent platform ridicules you: No one cares
A deadline intimidates you: You’re just not good enough

But then…..

The Author of history. The Author of your story, and of every story, speaks. His words rise up from the ashes of your despair. His words bind your wounds and sooth your heart. His words wrap you in an embrace and quiet the storm churning in your weary heart.

I AM.

I AM the Giver of strength.
I AM the True Author.
I AM the One who is for you.
I AM your biggest fan.
I AM the source of your inspiration.
I AM here.

These words float like dust particles throughout your mind. They swirl like snowflakes around your soul.

You take a deep breath, filling your lungs with His words and then…..you begin again. You write a word. And then another.

You write for Him.
You write for you.
You write because you do not write alone.
You write because you must; you have been given a divine task, a holy assignment.
You write unconcerned with the outcome. Likes, shares, and platforms all fade into the background, suddenly unimportant. Your vision clears and you see them as they truly are – tools at best, chains at worst. Chains to keep you enslaved to numbers. Chains that keep you from living free, from writing free.

You write, you speak, you do…..for Him and Him alone.

If you have been called to write, then write and let nothing stop you!

Write today.

Write for fun, write for healing, write to encourage.

But write, unafraid and unashamed.

And as you write, I pray these words (set to a old fashion hymn) will encourage you to press on:

have-thine-own-way-lord%e2%80%a8have-thine-own-way%e2%80%a8you-are-the-author%e2%80%a8lord-write-today%e2%80%a8write-through-my-fingers%e2%80%a8speak-through-the-keys%e2%80%a8lord-tell-your-story

 

2018-01-15T09:23:10+00:00

About My Work

This blog serves as an online journal of sorts. It is where I go to process my thoughts and feelings. It is where I write about what it means to shine the light of Jesus in an ever darkening world. And it is where I record the beautiful glimpses of God’s extraordinary grace in the midst of my very ordinary life.

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