The life of a writer can be discouraging. We can work for years on a book, writing and praying and editing and praying and rewriting and praying and editing and praying . . .
Some days the words just won’t come. Sometimes they come quickly, only to be found unworthy. If we’re wise, those words are thrown away.
But we keep going. We work hard until we finally think it’s ready. Yes, this can take years.
Then we pray and work even more until we generate the courage to hit SEND. We’ve reached our goal!
You’d think we’d be able to take a breath now and move on to the next thing. But no. There’s no relief, because life is now in limbo as we wait for an answer. For months. Sometimes years.
I pray that this week the words are coming for you. Good words. Engaging words. Compelling, inviting words.
I pray that the response you receive is a resounding “Yes!”
But what if it’s not? What if this is a time when the words won’t come and the rejections won’t go? What if this is a time when you’re crying out to God, asking Him why He doesn’t intervene?
Don’t give up. Instead, remember these words, spoken by the God of the universe, to the prophet Habakkuk, when he questioned God’s perceived inaction:
â€œWrite down the revelation
and make it plain on tablets
so that a herald may run with it…” Habakkuk 2:2
It’s our responsibility to write it down. It’s our responsibility to make it plain.
And whether it’s published by a large traditional publisher or simply posted on our own blogs, others can read . . . and run with it.
Don’t give up. Write it down.
I pray God’s blessing on the work of your hands and your hearts,