Tuesday, June 22, 2010

God's Promises to Writers Series


Direction
God's Promises To Writers Series
Net's Notations Tuesdays

“Ugh! I don’t know what to do next.” How often have I thought those words?

If you’re like me, you have limited time you can focus on writing. Perhaps it’s a day job or kids or church obligations. That’s true for me, too. I’m busy. So, when I get a moment at my desk, sometimes it’s difficult to prioritize. Do I blog? Do I submit articles for consideration? Do I edit my WIP (work in progress)? Do I email or dabble on FB?? (tee hee) What should I do?

It’s times like those that, if I remember, I try to stop and ask God to direct me.

If you’re under contract, you know what you need to do.

If you’re on a deadline, you know what you need to do.

If you’ve set specific goals and have daily word counts you like to hit, you know what you have to do.

Sometimes the calendar determines where I spend my time. What’s on the schedule for today?

But there are many days when I just need God’s direction, I need Him, in His wisdom, to direct my steps. Here’s His promise to writers:

And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying,
This is the way, walk in it, when you turn to the right hand
and when you turn to the left. (Isaiah 30:21)

God promises to direct our steps. Remember, we’re in this for Him, for His name’s sake. He will not leave us wandering blindly and wasting time. Trust Him for direction. It’s another of His promises to writers.

2 comments:

  1. Oh, boy... you are so right.

    I'm having one of those weeks where I'm also torn in different directions. I have a list of things that need to be checked off. None of them are bad - it's just that there isn't time to do "everything."

    I should be asking God what He wants me to focus on. :-D

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  2. I feel like that's me so often. I need to take my own advice. :) And then there are days you just take some time off--like today. Took my kiddos to the park. An inspirational getaway is good for the soul and the family.

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