Being a writer is not easy or glamorous.
I don’t wake up every morning all charged up to write. When I sit down to write, sometimes, hours pass before I muster the courage to type out a sentence.
There are times when I delete multiple drafts of an article because I see nothing good in it. Even after I hit publish, I often wonder if my blog post is helpful to anyone.
The thoughts that came to my mind while editing my manuscript a few months ago were not pretty.
“Who would want to read this book?”
“My family and friends are going to be disappointed in me when they read my book.”
“I’ve done a bad job.”
What helps me fight my fears and persevere is reminding myself WHY I write.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I write because God has called me to use my gifts to glorify Him. ⠀⠀⠀
I write because I want to inspire others to know and love Jesus. ⠀⠀⠀
I write because I feel closer to God when I write.
I write because I know my writing belongs to God and He will use it for His purposes, in His time.
Knowing my WHY allows me to depend on God to equip and guide me. My WHY helps me surrender the outcome to God and rest in His sovereignty.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Are you feeling discouraged in your ministry or calling ? How can you remind yourself of your WHY?