Abraham, who had received God’s promises, was ready to sacrifice his only son, Isaac, though God had promised him, “Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted. (Hebrews 11:17, NLT)

One of the dilemmas I’ve always faced in whether to return to full-time employment to help meet my financial obligations, if I would have to give up the very thing I treasure the most- my time for writing.

God asked Abraham to give up the very thing he treasured most – his long-awaited son, Isaac. But Abraham was not afraid to sacrifice his son,, because he believed that if Isaac died, God could bring him back to life again.

Aspiring writer, is there an ” Isaac”  God is asking you to give up today to write for publication? Is he asking you to give up a promising career,  time on the internet or telephone, time with friends, or time watching your favorite show? Whatever it is, sometimes God will ask you to give up the very thing you treasure the most to devote time to your writing ministry. But don’t despair, for when you give up your “Isaac,” God is able to return it back to you doublefold.

Sharing the journey,


Aspiring writer’s prayer: Father, thank you that when I’m willing to give up what I treasure the most to write, you can restore it back to me again.

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