“…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Phil 1:6)
When I first started writing after a seven month siesta, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get back into the daily grind of writing. It never was a grind before, but my desire and ambition had dwindled to nothing. Even though some silent spirit kept nudging me to get to work. I tried hard to ignore, by only writing, if I felt like it. However, as I began writing, I felt the old excitement more and more. My mood lifted and I connected with my spirit once again. God was in charge because if I had my way, I wouldn’t be writing. God wouldn’t let me ignore the desire he put within me. I am not sure I have anything of interest to write because of the lack of comments, likes or shares on my web sites. I do know someone is reading because my stats go up ever so slowly.
If you are having a hard time writing be confident, God will complete his good work in you. He will carry it on until he feels you have answered his call. He won’t let you ignore your calling. Don’t look at your stats. Don’t wait for praise or comments, though it’s nice to know your efforts are appreciated. Sit and write. Start to journal in the morning. These writings can and will lead to other writing. Ask God for insight when you create your weekly writing schedule. Move at a pace that is right for you. Be wise writers who choose and avoid the trap of rushing, which often leads us in the wrong direction.
Dear Lord, give us Your wisdom as we plan our daily schedule. If we begin to feel anxious because we’re trying to do too much, remind us to slow down. Help us to focus on what we’re doing and help us avoid the trap of rushing in the wrong direction. Amen.