Have you read Jeff Goins’ Writer’s Manifesto? #writersmanifesto
I am a writer and author, but I was challenged when I read it, because, well, somedays I am challenged to write. For me, it isn’t because I don’t have the ideas. I do. In fact, some days I have so many ideas, I cannot get them into print. Then, there are the little disturbances of daily life as a mom.
But, a manifesto? Hmmmm….
My purpose in writing is to please God.
This is my beginning and my ending. I liked how Jeff started out with the ending at the beginning, because well, really, it is the beginning. I started writing to please my Creator, since He is the true Beginning. I was lost when I started. My life was a mess. I didn’t know what to write, so I wrote, and God supplied some of my words and ideas. Then, He organized me and slowly He has taught me how to pen my words. He made me a writer and an author.
In the Beginning: God’s purposes
I write to carry out God’s purposes. That is what He taught me. I will continue to write, even if no one shows up. I will write. I will paint the words on canvas that creates thoughts and ideas reflective of Him. Because believe me, He shows up everywhere.
When I lack purpose, I will ask God what His purpose is for my writing that day. He orders and numbers my days. He teaches me when my flesh resists and molds me into the woman I am called to be.
Writing gives me hope.
It is hope that God created me for a purpose. It is hope that He uses even me. So, I write for a purpose. His purpose. I am a writer and author for Him, no matter what the content is.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11