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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: The Writer's Challenge (NOT the FaithWriters Challenge) (06/10/10)

TITLE: My Ludicrous Visit
By Philip Barrington
06/11/10


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I think the challenge for me as a writer is to have people encouraged in the faith. It is a battle to fight against the devil when you need to write something for the Glory of God.

After visiting the library the other day; it came to my attention that someone had falsely, accused me of something that was not even in my character. After assessing the problem in my attempt to brush it away, I found myself very frustrated and hurt.

The accuser is the devil himself. As an opposition to the Holy Spirit, the accuser of the brethren can and will with assuredly pull down his beloved to the point of despair.

Attempts are made to make someone unacceptable in the community and to pull down the Holy Spirit that has already adopted oneís heart at the point of Salvation.

What is the challenge for this writer? It is the same as a normal everyday Christian that needs to fight the prince of the air, known as Satan that is written in Holy Writ, the Bible.

Satan is going to throw things at us to get in the way of our Christian lives and our ministry as a writer. But are we up to the challenge?

After answering the Librarian in a polite manner, I walked away all stirred up. I then went to an acquaintance to tell him of what the problem was. His best advice to walk away or I might end up in court.

Is this what society has become? I thought we had a freedom of speech when we could defend ourselves. But now if we do, we could end up in court when someone else accuses us of something that is false. How absurd has society become?

But then I wonder about my Lord when in the desert was tempted by Satan. Or when I think of the disciples ear cut off and Jesus put it back on. What about when they made Jesus to walk a road having his body beaten and his head pierced with a crown of thorns?

These things must have looked so ludicrous to those watching on, when Jesusí love for us overtook the absurdity of His accusers by dying on the cross for us.

What has this got to do with the writers challenge? It is having a soft answer and turning away when necessary.

The accusation of Satan does play a major role in our challenge as a writer. It may turn our stomach, and make us upset inside. But we need to realize what Satan is trying to do. We need to realize what God will do.

When we are challenged by Satanís attacks, we need to know, God is challenging us to be a better Christian and writer for Him.

What is my Challenge as a writer? It is to do better for His name sake, while fighting the principalities of this world we live in, in the present.

Praise God when Jesus comes.


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Rachel Burkum06/18/10
Great reminder of what the ultimate challenge should be for writers with Faith.

I had a little trouble with some rough or long sentences - reading aloud can sometimes help find these spots. With a bit of polish and tightening, this piece could shine even more.

Good job!
Dee Yoder 06/20/10
Great advice about having a soft answer. Hard to do, but worth it.
Mildred Sheldon06/20/10
How true about having a soft answer. Satan only tempts children of the King. If he can cause one to stumble he thinks he has won. God is still in control. Good job and well written.