Writing often comes by the sweat of one’s brow. Had I waited for inspiration throughout my writing career, I would have written few words. Most of what I’ve written over the years has come from sheer perseverance and a strong determination to get the job done.
It’s been a matter of sitting down at my notebook or computer, putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, and plunging in. There have even been times when I’ve literally started my writing day with the words, "I have no clue what to write today, but I will just keep writing nonsense until something sensible comes out." And you know what? Something sensible always does.
What about you? Do you wait to be inspired before you write? Do you believe the lie that you can’t write until you are inspired?
And lack of productivity means no fruit.
Not a good thing for a believer who is supposed to be bearing fruit for Christ.
So, what’s the problem? The problem is believing the lie instead of the truth.
The truth is that inspiration usually follows the act of putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. For the most part, inspiration does not precede writing; on the contrary, writing induces inspiration. Writing is the catalyst that triggers inspiration. And most of the time, inspiration comes in the very act of writing.
It’s time to turn things around. What project have you been postponing and why? Are you afraid of failure? Afraid of success? Clueless as to where to begin? Whatever the reason, bite the bullet and face the root issue of your procrastination. Don’t let Satan continue to rob you of your God-given destiny to proclaim God’s truth through your written words.
Copyright 2014 by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA. All rights reserved.
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Dr. MaryAnn Diorio writes compelling fiction that deals with the deepest issues of the human heart. Her latest release,
A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING, is a story of the power of forgiveness to heal a broken family. Visit MaryAnn at www.maryanndiorio.com.