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Topic: Writing (01/11/07)
- TITLE: Who I am and What I Do!
By becky tinsley
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It is who I am - it is what I do.
All of my thoughts seem to cry out for the privilege of becoming permanently inscribed on paper or in a file on my computer. My feelings want to be recorded somewhere indelibly so they can be remembered and thought on at a later date.
Writing is like being eternally pregnant - carrying thousands of “babies” in the womb of my heart and mind. Whether it is to write a letter of encouragement to a family member, a note of congratulations to a friend, or a message of hope to someone I don’t even know, the desire to form words and sentences and paragraphs is like an artesian well bubbling incessantly within me I want to “create” a living thing to bring life to someone else.
Oh - and the stories that want to see the outside world The short tales to entertain the children laugh and giggle in my mind constantly, begging to be birthed. The sweet romance mysteries swirl and dance so intensely to the music of my soul as they wait patiently and passionately to be told. The inspiring words that would change multitudes and bring deliverance to nations are just waiting to be given permission to explode upon the printed page.
When I think of the gift of writing that my Heavenly Father has given to me, I sometimes wonder if it was wise for Him to do so. Why? Because I have not taken this gift into the realm of formal training. I did not pursue the avenue of journalism classes and I did not afford the critics the pleasure of pointing out the places where I lack professionalism. I have not allowed the educated ones the opportunity to show me where to hone and polish my craft. And, in a measure, I regret that.
But, on the other hand, with Him it is never too late. As long as I am here on this earth I can still start - and finish - what He has put within me to do. So - if I need to go the route of seeking the training of the learned, He will open that door for me and I will go through it gratefully. If He sees that His gift is Self-sufficient and will stand alone in His ability and direction, then I will start there as well. Either way, writing is His gift to me. And - writing is my gift to Him.
It’s only in knowing that this wonderful love of carrying and creating words, sentences and paragraphs comes from being intimate with Heaven’s one and only Author, Jesus Christ, can I move on towards being published in the earth
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