Tuesday, July 28, 2009


When you spend enough time on twitter or any other forum frequented by writers...blogger for instance, you'll read entries enough to spark all levels of magnitude of thoughts. Jealousy for one.

Many writers, myself included, like to share what's new on their writing journey. Sometimes that sharing edges on bragging and sometimes it's simply excitement from an overflowing heart. Whatever nudges a writer to share, one of the most unavoidable outcomes in readers hearts will be jealousy.

It's hard to be a struggling author and even harder at times to see everyone else around you receive some measure of success. We forget sometimes that we are writing for the glory of God. We feel that the Lord has forgotten us and that somehow, without our knowing how, we have messed up. Just like in our old school days, we've lost our place in the writing line of success and now must move to the back and wait our turn once again.

If you are a writer feeling these things, please don't be discouraged. The Lord has not forgotten you or the call He has placed on your life. This is, however a perfect time to examine your own heart and ask the Lord to:

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24 NIV

After that, though, relax. Keep writing, keep blogging and submitting to all kinds of writing venues. Eventually you will reap if you faint not:

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 NIV

And it will be at just the right time.

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