For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. – 1 Corinthians 1:5-7 (NIV)
Sometimes, my shortcomings as a writer weigh me down. I remind myself old mistakes and my rejections loom in front of me like a neon sign blinking FAILURE. It has produced a desire to quit, as I wonder, WHY do I keep writing? I have even stopped for a while. After a cool off period ideas swirl in my mind again. I can’t seem to stop and I remember how much I LOVE WRITING. The desire is in my heart and I won’t ignore my muse.
Along with our desire, God gives us everything that we need to develop into and succeed as the writers he desires us to become. Success is within our reach. He enriches us in every way by putting mentors, programs, and free webinars in our path to enhance our capabilities. If we take hold of what he offers us, we will develop our gift. It is so important to renew our minds and put on the new self. Don’t hang onto your old self, instead grow and change every day with God’s help. He will work through and with us as we adjust our lives to the promises that He gives in His word.
Lord, help us to recognize and take advantage of the strategies you place in our path. Remind us not to look at our past rejections. Give us strength to ignore feelings of discouragement. We thank you for your help and guidance during our writing journey.