Because I’m Not A Writer
I was never a writer, I believe in that. Nevertheless, I never stopped writing – not because I’m not a writer, but for the inevitable act of sharing God’s wonderful works. Some people might say that when good or bad things happen to you, you can react in two ways – either keep them or share them. I choose the latter. I find it easier to share the happy and sad times I’ve met and not putting them in the shelves of oblivion. When you share for the Lord’s glory, He will direct the right people to meet you on that crossroad. Take note: not just the right people, but people with a right heart to understand what you are actually sharing and in return, imparts with you on the same page of faith. Here’s what I’ve practiced:
- Share the truth. Facts are rare and so is truth but if what you share is real, it’s something the world must hear.
- Don’t be ashamed of the bad parts. A story/writing can never be all 100% laughter – it’s a good mix of the happy and sad, the good and bad, the beautiful and the ugly. If you’ve experienced failures and if God has helped you through it, there’s nothing that you should be embarrassed about. All of us commit mistakes and we all learn from it. Most importantly, sharing your failures and how God helped you on it can be a blessing to other readers who are experiencing the same thing. Of course, when God helps you on your failures, it does NOT mean you can fail or do the mistake again. But, it does mean that God is working in you constantly, and He will never stop until He carry out His purpose in you so keep going!
- Write it from the heart. Effective communication is beyond all the internet connections. It’s heart-to-heart, and it’s never mind-to-mind. The mind does comprehend but the heart sincerely understands. When we share something, people can feel if it’s heartily written or not. Do not write and share for the sake of having something to post but write according to the Holy Spirit’s call in your heart.
- Keep the pessimists out. There are many distractions that stops you from sharing – other people’s opinion, subjective criticisms and many more. Don’t stop sharing because of that. Instead, make it as a challenge to share more about Christ, how He has worked and is still working in your life, and how His power can help others too.
- Pray for your posts. You have surely experienced doubts (at some point) before you click on that “Publish” button. Prayer is the best weapon. Spending time in prayer before and after writing is never a waste of time. It’s the open door of peace that God gives you. When we talk to Him and trust Him, our worries are trashed out and the Lord replaces it with His comfort, love and long-lasting joy.
I realized writing is not meant for writers alone. We are all like pens created by our Father above. We move according to His purpose and we write according to His wisdom (not our own).
Here are useful tips I would like to share from Jeff Goins, enjoy the rest of the week and God bless!
- Whatever You Do, Don’t Be A Celebrity.
- Stop Waiting To be Picked.
- Writers Don’t Write To Get Published.