Imagine that it’s the middle of August and your Christmas present is still under the tree, waiting to be unwrapped, and waiting to be used. You know it’s there, and you’re so grateful for it, and you love it because someone picked it out just for you, it’s got your name on it.
But you just keep savoring the idea of it, content in the knowledge that you have a gift, and it’s there waiting for you. You’re hoarding it, keeping it to yourself. Maybe you’re scared that there will be responsibility that comes with that gift.
I’ve been given a gift from God; the Bible promises that we’re all given gifts. And after many, many years of just looking at it, hoping that gift box isn’t empty, I decided to unwrap it.
God has blessed me with an inordinate amount of patience and stamina and a love for writing novels. I have written several, but none that I’ve tried to have published. Now I’m working on the first one I’ll try to publish.
So I’ve had trouble posting here lately. Have you noticed? Did anyone miss me? So, I think I need to take a blog break.
There comes a time when you’re writing a novel that it takes on a life of its own. At first, the flow is just barely a trickle and you coax and you stare out the window a lot and you pace. Then it starts to flow a little more. And then a little more. Eventually, your head is overflowing with the book and its people, and you can’t think of anything but the book, and you have to write like a maniac to keep up. That’s where I am right now with this book.
God has given me a gift that I need to honor and use. How do I know? Because I’ve experienced the difference between me doing the writing and God writing through me, between my own meager “talent” and a “talent” that is God-inspired and prayer-activated. And since this is a precious gift from God, then the responsibility goes with it to “step up to the plate” and let it shine!
I thank you all for your help and readership thus far, and I will let you know when I am back at it. After all, it isn’t like I know everything. Ha! Also, I’ll still be lurking and commenting on your blogs as I have the time, too.
May I ask you to pray for me? Ask God to work through me, to use me for His glory. All I want out of it is to become a vessel with which He is pleased. Thank you!
Later; to be continued . . .