Let them know that it is your hand, that you, Lord, have done it.
One summer, I decide it's time. High time.
No excuses. No stalling. No doubts.
The novel which has rolled around in my head for years begs to be written.
I begin. Stick with it. Do not entertain the notion of writer's block. No way!
And, as the blank pages fill with words and more words, I am elated. Encouraged. Determined to keep on going.
Because, I know, one short week into the writing process, I'm not going it alone.
I begin to notice . . .
Where did that word come from? This idea? What an unexpected twist in plot! In characters! This is so much better than I ever imagined . . .
And, I realize these never before thought of inspirations are coming from God through His Holy Spirit.
So much so, that before I begin each writing day, I sit in silence then ask in prayer, "What would You have me write today, Lord?"
A moment's pause. And, we're off to the races!
From time to time, I share the progress of the novel on Facebook. One exchange goes like this:
Me: Chapter 25 in the can!
Friend: Wow! You're making progress!
Me: God is so inspiring me. It's all His doing.
Other Friend: Give yourself some credit.
She doesn't understand . . .
The only thing I can take credit for is saying "yes" to His call to write. "Yes" to telling the story He wants me to tell.
And, thank Him for the gifts with which He has seen fit to grace me.
All is in His hands.
He has done it.
When have you felt God has inspired your creativity?
Please join me in prayer:
Thank You, Father, for creating us in Your image and for giving us the gift of creativity. May we always remember that every good gift comes from You. Let us use our talents to Your honor and glory. Amen.
Psalms 101, 109:1-4 (5-19) 20-30 or 119:121-144