|Annette M. Irby|
Make a careful exploration of who you are
and the work you have been given,
and then sink yourself into that.
Don't be impressed with yourself.
Don't compare yourself with others.
Each of you must take responsibility
for doing the creative best
you can with your own life.
(Galatians 6:4-5 MSG)
Over the next several Mondays, outside of Mike Ehret’s fourth Monday posts, we’ll break this verse down and explore how the passage applies to our lives as writers. For now, though, I’m going to leave this post simple. Go ahead, read the passage again. Encouraging, isn’t it? In a world that may not be hospitable to creative types all the time, we have this exhortation to delight in creativity. I love this passage so much I’ve pasted it over a lovely background, printed it out and posted it near my computer in my writing space. Enjoy!
This series first appeared on Seriously Write in 2009.