Yep, that’s me! There are days when all I want to do is sit and play computer games. It seems I go in cycles of being super busy to doing nothing. I get frustrated at times because of it. “Lord, what do You want me to do today?” I ask. I get no reply so I’m on my own to conjure up things to do.
On some days my pen just lays lazily on the desk. No wiggling or squirming to write. Maybe the Lord needs a rest, too. I always ask Him to help me write. I want to write things that are informative, encouraging, and glorifies Him hoping others will find what the pen writes to be interesting and hopefully make a difference in their hearts. Some articles will be quite serious where others might be humorous or tongue-in-cheek type of stories. I like to incorporate experiences I’ve had and hope they resonate with others.
At times that is not always easy to do because I know there is such a variety of mind sets, attitudes, interests, and beliefs of those who will be reading what my pen writes. Of course I don’t want to offend. But my pen has been taught well and knows not to break my number one rule. I will not compromise the truth of God’s Word nor down play what He wants for us! If that offends then I figure it is up to the offended party to research whatever the pen has written.
I’m selective about what I write. I’m that way with the events involved with my published books, too. I think we have to be selective in many areas of our lives; who we select as our friends, what kind of novels we read, watch on television, where we spend our time, what church we worship in, and where we will appear for book signing events or speaking engagements.
If an establishment sells occult items,
Yes, I am selective. At times it may cost me some publicity or some book sales but as a Christian author I am representing my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. For me, to lose a few sales is a small price to pay when I consider the price of losing His favor.
Matt.15:18 states, “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man.” That which comes forth through our writing can also defile or glorify.
“Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness.” Joshua 24:14
Blessings to you. 🙂