Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Creative Best Series - Part One

Welcome to a new series this Net's Notation Tuesday: The Creative Best series.

As a writer and a lover of words, and as a lover of Scripture, I find the following verse delicious:

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 (The Message)

Over the next few weeks, 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.

I'm inspired by it. So I pasted the words over a lovely background, printed out the design and posted it near my computer in my writing space. Enjoy!



  1. Thanks for pointing us to that scripture. I don't have 'the Message' and so my bible says it slightly different but still a strong message. The one message in both yours and mine that is totally the same is 'don't compare yourself to others'. How important that is no matter what we are doing. I look forward to seeing what you are going to take out of this.

  2. Thanks, Wendy! I loved the way The Message put this. I found it online at Biblegateway.com after hearing it quoted at the last ACFW conference. It seems to speak directly to an artist's (read: writer's) life!

  3. Love it!

    It's so easy to compare ourselves with others -forgetting that God made us with our own unique gifts.


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