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Topic: The Writer's Life (05/13/10)
TITLE: A gift from God
By Lori Godfrey
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The book of James says, Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.
The gifts of God are unique and perfect. Why, they come from a perfect God. A writers life goes without saying. The writer spends hours at his typewriter and will either fight writers block or have a tremendous breakthrough of inspiration.
It can be a lonely life or a life of splendor. Which ever comes first! I would hope a life of splendor but in reality the life of a writer is what you make it. We use the talents God has bestowed upon us to the best of our ability and trust Him for the outcome. After all he is the one who is behind the inspiration.
A writers day depends on the atmosphere by which they live. Does the alarm clock ring at 5:30 am or later? Do you have school age children? Or have they left the nest? A variable lifestyle is a writers wardrobe. Any thing goes in a writers agenda. A gift from God, a writers life.
Sandy, you woke up late. I know mom and now I’ll be running to school. Did you finish your paper on physics? I asked her. Yes , I did. I wish I had your talent though. She remarked. Can you pick me up today? I have practice after school. I believe I can. I’ll be waiting by the flagpole, she said.
Today I had my own agenda . Writing for a magazine and newspaper was about all I could fulfill. One a freelance job, the other a paycheck. Thank God the magazine was bi-monthly, a little breathing space.
It was also a blessing that my husband was supporting. I have heard from other wives the opposite . It is discouraging when a spouse is that way.
There may be other times when you allow an entire day to go by and not even turn your computer on. Or write in a journal. A dismal day of hair rollers and slippers.
Hopefully those days are few and far between. If they are more then occasional then a class in inspiration is needed.
God is the author of inspiration, he is the creator of words. If we allow him to work through us we will impact the world as writers. Mother Teresa said “I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.”
A writer’s life starts with a gift from God. It is up to us how we use what is given to us. It is up to us when we use our talents and how often. The journey into writing is an exciting one, a creation of words birthed from our imaginations. A part of us, given at birth and taken at death. The in between is a journey we embark with the grace of God.
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