The focus of writing is not the craft itself, but the message that the writer wishes to pass along. Like a torch of knowledge, or the sharing of experience, words communicate meaning, create mood, elevate spirits and generate momentum.
There are times I stare blankly at the white space. There’s nothing inside to connect me to the universe, or another human being. Has this ever happened to you?
I have read that writing is the nearest acknowledgement to the creative energy God has placed within those compelled to write.
What to do when the words won’t come? I dig deeper into scripture and pray for rejuvenation of the writer in me. I read the words of the prophets, the apostles and remember that the purpose of my writing comes from God. He alone helps me in times of trouble.
I seek the Author and Finisher of my Faith for fulfillment of my purposes. He sees me seek Him and helps me find the message I’m intended to write today. Truth be told, my words, my story don’t really belong to me. My purpose is to serve and honor Him with my writer’s voice.
As a Christian first, and writer second, I sew together words with meaning all for His glory.