Have you ever considered the role faith plays in your writing? I know not everyone here is a Christian, but I do know that Faith has been the foundation of my writing. Sometimes writing can be a “thankless” job, and often there isn’t a whole lot of income to rely on in the process.
For the most part, as a writer we are writing from inspiration, knowledge, or we just want to have an outlet to express all that is within our heart and mind.
The Role Faith Plays in My Writing
My faith is this: I write form the overflow of my faith. In order to give words to others that either are inspired, or they are an encouragement, then I need to be filled up! I need to make sure that my spiritual tank is filled. For me, I need to make sure that Holy Spirit is also guiding my life. If Holy Spirit is guiding my life, then He is also guiding my writing.
When it comes to writing there is no guarantee of major success; nobody can truly tell you if you have a best selling book in your future; and at some point during your writing living paycheck to paycheck will sound a whole lot more appealing than living from royalty to royalty.
If I Never Had the Faith to Write
Living the life as a writer has truly been a joy to me. I guess you could say my faith has helped me to overcome the rocky terrain that was the reality of my writing career for many years. But now, I am glad I had the faith to write and to overcome the trials that were set before me.
I will not act like I haven’t been disappointed throughout this journey. It has been filled with many ups and downs, and a lot of what I dreamt this writer life would look like has not manifested just yet.
Faith says God will do it again. He will see me through the “rocky road” and He will always provide and make a way for me to keep on writing. Especially, if that’s what I want to do.
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