So I put this picture up on my author page a few months ago, but sometimes you just need to revisit things...
This is so where I've been with my writing lately. See, I've been working toward finishing my latest story, and I won't lie...I feel like writing's ugly stepsister. I question my ability, I worry I haven't got what it takes, I think the words I string together just plain old stink.
But God's been calling me on that attitude of late. Reminding me that it's nothing about my ability and ALL about his. Showing me that every time I step out in him, I'm beautiful. What I produce--the end product, lol--is gorgeous, because it's wrapped in HIM.
Which has made me check my tongue at the door. When those wayward thoughts come at me, instead of speaking them, I pull out my sword (the Word of God) and go to battle. I speak LIFE over my calling. I remember that in my weakness, he is strong. That he's called me to a purpose, and that everything HE creates (even the words he flows through me) is stellar. No, not perfect, because my mistakes reflect his mercy and glory and keep me on my knees...but practically perfect in every way.
Yeah. That's Mary Poppins, but you get what I'm saying.
So today, I challenge you to become a warrior in your thoughts. Change your vantage point from the ugly stepsister to a fighter, and go after who you are in Christ.
Knock satan on his butt.
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5
This is SO good, Susan...and quite needed in my world at the moment. It's just a busy, overwhelming time and I'm tempted often to sink into "I can't do it, it's too hard, it's too much." But those are NOT the words I want to speak over my life.ReplyDelete
As far as your writing, I've read your stuff. And I loved it. You are no writing's ugly stepsister, that's for sure. :)
:) Thanks, Melissa. It sure is where our minds want to go, huh?Delete
And you know I love your stuff. Speaking of which, guess what I just pulled out of the mail?!!:)
First, you are gifted and spreading God's love daily. I needed to read this post this morning. I've begun editing and the fears poured in. Thank you so much for reminding me that God asked me to write.ReplyDelete
Have a blessed day!
:) I'm seriously thinking of printing it for over my computer:)Delete