I have been doing a bible study at: Proverbs 31 Ministries. Where we have been reading a book called: What Happens When Women Say Yes to God by Lysa Terkeurst . Our focus for last week’s, was the bible verse from: Deuteronomy 6:5 . We, also had to talk about a “Say What” moment that we, had with God.
I have had so many of these moments. However, this is a blog about my writing progress. So, I will give you all, my “say what” moment about that subject. To be honest this really started after reading Holley Gerth’s book: You’re Made for God-Sized Dream . However, this Bible study and book have been keeping me on track with what I started with Holley.
Speaking of staying on track, here‘s my “Say What” writing moment. Where, I totally felt compelled, spiritually to delete all my pending writings . These were writings I was hoping to turn into books. But, my intentions for doing them was all wrong. Also after reading them I realized there wasn’t much imagination to them.
For example, I have a character having coffee at Café Instagram. Who, looks a lot like my ex boyfriend. Big boost to his ego. I also didn’t bother to change much of him. His, name was even similar. So, when I read that , it was invoking that past, that I don’t want. Ever!
And that’s when I felt God asking me” if you really are over it than delete it.” I, then said, “Say what?! But, I added, “Oh, that must be the crazy talking. Not my,Heavenly Father” Until, I read another novel in waiting. Only in this one, the coffee shop was named: Café To Tweet . But, same characteristic as the former friend. Main character still had a similar sounding name. But, only that story was sci-fi fantasy . Unlike, the other story which was a mystery, romance.
Needless to say, that same feeling overwhelmed me again . Until, at last I did it. I deleted, all five of them. I emptied my computer’s trash and hard drive, right away. I did this in case ,I became weak. It felt freeing , I hope to fill it up with more of God’s goodness.
Which, by the way, I can use past experiences to enlighten others. In hopes to help someone. But, To use them as an escape is another thing. I would also like to think, that God’s influence balances my writings. Which, gets me to put more thought into my stories.
It’s a different feeling to stop, think and write a……Get, this I haven’t done this in a while, an out line for my stories! What?! I have had these realizations in every aspect of my life lately.It feels good and weird at the same time, that I’ am gaining a certain type of patience and endurance in all aspects of my life.
So, I’am so thankful that I have sites and books to read to help me. Especially , on bettering my communication with, God through Christ. By simply, keeping my palms up in order to receive his teachings and blessings. That I, can’t wait to see what type of book I will write.
But, I do know, as always my books and writing will always have undertones of faith. Because, I’am determined to write in a main stream forum. So, other Christians will be accepted too. I know there’s a way to write stories for everyone to enjoy, without giving up our beliefs. I have seen this done through C.S. Lewis to name one.
Good-night everyone. May God Bless you all with Peace of mind, during time when we can’t control what’s outside of us. ~Amen