The Word for Writers
Ten Prophetic Word For Writers
by Johnson O.J. Arumona
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“ I HAVE CALLED THEE BY NAME…”
“ FOR I KNEW THEE BEFORE THY MOTHER CONCIEVED THEE.”
“AND I HAVE APPOINTED THEE AS ONE OF ‘MY READY WRITERS’!”
-Thus Saith the Lord Of Host.
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“I know how tough it has become combining ‘your demanding job’ and ‘this art of writing’ which offers no ‘financial reward’ at its ‘primarily stage’. Yet because I did deposit this ‘wonderful gift’ inside you, you tend to keep on writing…
“I know the demanding process it takes. Sometimes, days, weeks, months, and several years to complete ‘one project’, before you engaged in another ‘re-writing process.’ Until your work is published, I see how you labor, ‘day and night’ to improve the presentation of your literary work…
“ I know those of you who have heavily invested your earnings on ‘your manuscripts’. I am aware of others who even go to the extend of hiring the expertise of ‘professional editors’-all to perfect ‘your work.’ And In return you could only boast of some ‘bunch of papers’ which impress only a ‘few’ section of your relations because it did not ‘put money’ into any of your empty purse…
“I know the painful stress you go through when in response to your queries, ‘literary agents’ and ‘publishers’ reject your ‘synopsis’ stating: “Sorry, we do not work with first time authors” or “we do not consider unsolicited manuscripts”. What you never knew was that at such times, I did encouraged your inner man to think more positively. “One day my work shall see the light!”
“In as much as you ‘found fulfillment’ in writing. I know how discouraged some of you have become. (You have every humanly reasons to be) As a result you started thinking. ‘Perhaps I am not a ‘gifted writer’ after all.’ Indeed, my ways are not your ways! For funny enough, you find it difficult ‘to quit’ this practice! Does it not cross your mind that ‘your writing art’ is ‘divinely connected?’ Otherwise, how comes that the next moment the ‘spirit of inspiration’ descends upon you and: “Ah Ha! There you go writing again…”
“ I know how you have highly ‘over rated’ (In your natural human terms) some published authors. You know their names in your heart! From henceforth, I want to re-establish it in your minds that I remain the, ‘I AM’ that ‘I AM’. I changeth not! You have the same potential for greatness too. (Provided that you are willing to work harder). However, in my ‘just ways’ you MUST exercise ‘little patience’ and wait for your own due season to come…
“I have received petitions concerning some ‘literacy agents’ who have demanded for some ‘unjust fees’ from you because you are a ‘first time’writer. I have been informed by my ‘Angelic agents’ down there, of how some publishers in the name of what they cunningly named: ‘Vanity or Subsidy publishing.’ They request you to pay them to have your work in prints. (What should have logically been the other way round) Never give in to their offer! And yet still I have every cause to remember ‘the unjust political game’ played by your so-called ‘Big literary wings.’ How they focus on some selected few. As far as I am concerned, all these challenges are caused by man’s ‘crooked and selfish’ interest. Just Hang on with me! For with me all things are possible. ‘They know it and so should you. Every established author was once a first time writer…
“ I have seen through the yearning of your hearts when the same ‘literary society’ celebrates one of their own. I read it in your eyes, when you give a weak smile. “Lord when will my own turn come?”
“My sons and daughters! My thoughts are forever above your thoughts! For I still use the’ foolish things of the world to shame the wise.’ That is why I have equally given you the same opportunities to showcase your talents! “How?” You have asked.
‘Who formed the great mind that conceived the ‘Internet idea’, which has turned the earth to (If I may borrow your phrase) ‘a global village?’ Who sowed into the hearts of men to create, poetry contest, short story contest, and to establish ‘literary forums and societies’ within your locality?’ Who gave ‘the reading public’ the unquenchable passion to read the works of ‘writers’ in respective of their race?’
“Like the night and day. Always remember that ‘as long as the earth remains, seedtime and harvest time shall not seize! So you just keep on writing! I shall say it again: Keep on writing!! And again: keep on writing!!! I have set apart a day to honor you. When that destined season comes, literary agents will not only be willing to offer ‘the representation for your work’ but will secure ‘handsome advance/royalties’ from publishers for you. You will be celebrated as another ‘Best selling first time author.’ Then, some of your old articles, which you have considered as ‘trash’, will become ‘gold!’ But remember, this is only going to be possible ‘if’ you walk in my truthful ways…
In the main time, my child, …keep on writing! For I enjoy reading most of your creative works! I know that you may say that this prophecy may tarry for a while. But I am assuring you that it will definitely come to pass for ‘as many who have proposed’ in their hearts to believe it. For I have spoken through my servant:
© All rights Reserved. By Johnson O.J. Arumona. 2004
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Was this a true prophecy from God, or did you just use that phrase to bring excitemnt to this piece? Your article is very encouraging, but we need to be careful in what we deem as a prophecy and our own thoughts made through self. God bless you in your ministry.
Great encouragement! Thanks for telling me about it and thanks for your comments on my article "I'm So Frustrated I Could Weep."