Friday, September 13, 2019

Being Faithful in the Small Things by Cynthia Roemer

Cynthia Roemer
Today on Seriously Write, author Cynthia Roemer challenges us to ponder some important questions. How we answer them will affect our attitudes while traveling this journey—and how and what we write. ~ Dawn


Being Faithful 
in the Small Things

Every novel writer dreams of making it big—landing a contract with a large publishing house and selling millions of copies. Unfortunately, very few writers realize that dream. Most of us will travel a more subtle path, one that likely includes less recognition. But that doesn’t mean we’ve failed.

It’s been said, “comparison is the thief of joy.” There is so much truth in that one, simple statement. As writers, it’s tempting to compare ourselves to other authors—those who continuously win awards, make the Best-Seller list, or seem to effortlessly churn out dozens of books.

In Under Moonlit Skies, my hero, Stewart Brant falls prey to the comparison trap. He sees his rival as suave, sophisticated, dashing, and wealthy—everything he is not. How can he, a poor, uneducated, broken-down cowboy, compete with the likes of distinguished businessman, Lawrence Del Ray?

It takes some hard lessons to convince Stew where his true worth stems from. The Lord takes him on quite a journey as he wades through his insecurities to discover the truth of God’s love and purpose.

God has a mission and purpose for each of our lives. Sometimes that plan may look different than what we perceive it to be. Yet, He is the potter. We are the clay. We can kick and scream our way through life, trying to be a goblet when the Lord intends for us to be a bowl. God gives us the choice. We can spend our days striving to achieve our own goals and agenda, or we can yield to His promptings and fulfill the purposes He has in store for us.

Having aspirations as a writer is important. That drive to achieve can see us through many a discouragement and setback. But, more essential than the desire to succeed, is having the desire to fulfill God’s purpose for our lives.

As you travel through your writing journey, here are some questions to ponder.

~Am I glorifying God through what I write?

~Am I staying open to the Lord’s leading?

~Is what I write consistent with God’s calling on my life?

~Are there areas I need to adjust or draw to a close?

~What specifically does God want to accomplish through my writing?

~Is the Lord closing one door and opening another?

~What audience would benefit most from my writing ministry?

~Am I seeking my dream, or God’s?

When we’re faithful in the small things, the Lord will bless and multiply our efforts. Only when we submit to His will and refrain from comparing ourselves to others can we know true contentment and peace. It’s then we’ll hear God say…

“Well done, good and faithful servant!
You have been faithful with a few things;
I will put you in charge of many things.”
(Matthew 25:21)



When we’re faithful in the small things, the Lord will bless and multiply our efforts. #seriouslywrite #encouragementforwriters via @cynthiaroemer

God has a mission and purpose for each of our lives. Sometimes that plan may look different than what we perceive it to be. #seriouslywrite #encouragementforwriters via @cynthiaroemer



Under Moonlit Skies
Under Moonlit Skies


(Prairie Sky Series ~ Book 3)

Her life was planned out ~ until he rode in ~

Illinois prairie ~ 1859

After four long years away, Esther Stanton returns to the prairie to care for her sister Charlotte’s family following the birth of her second child. The month-long stay seems much too short as Esther becomes acquainted with her brother-in-law’s new ranch hand, Stewart Brant. When obligations compel her to return to Cincinnati and to the man her overbearing mother intends her to wed, she loses hope of ever knowing true happiness.

Still reeling from a hurtful relationship, Stew is reluctant to open his heart to Esther. But when he faces a life-threatening injury with Esther tending him, their bond deepens. Heartbroken when she leaves, he sets out after her and inadvertently stumbles across an illegal slave-trade operation, the knowledge of which puts him, as well as Esther and her family, in jeopardy.




Cynthia Roemer is an award-winning inspirational author with a heart for scattering seeds of hope into the lives of readers. Raised in the cornfields of rural Illinois, Cynthia enjoys spinning tales set in the backdrop of the 1800s prairie. Her Prairie Sky Series consists of Amazon Best-Seller Under This Same Sky, Under Prairie Skies, and Under Moonlit Skies, releasing September 10, 2019. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and writes from her family farm in central Illinois where she resides with her husband of twenty-five years and two college-aged sons. Visit Cynthia online at: www.cynthiaroemer.com

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6 comments:

  1. Great post, Cynthia! When we’re faithful in the small things, the Lord will bless and multiply our efforts. -love this.

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    1. Amen, Sally! Thanks so much for stopping by to read and connect. Blessings!

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  2. "We can spend our days striving to achieve our own goals and agenda, or we can yield to His promptings and fulfill the purposes He has in store for us."

    I needed to read that several times this morning! My best laid plans ...

    Thanks for sharing your words of wisdom with our readers - and me!

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    1. Thanks so much, Dawn. These are hard lessons for us all. The Lord continually tugs at our hearts. May we have the humility and wisdom to listen. God bless you!

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  3. Amen. God has a plan and a unique purpose for each one of us. :-)

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    1. He sure does. Thanks for stopping by and sharing, Melissa!

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