Preaching the Good News is not something I can boast about. I am compelled by God to do it. How terrible for me if I didn’t preach the Good News!  I Corinthians 9:16, NLT

Most of the time, during my journey to write for publication for the Christian marketplace, I worked part-time. But there were many times when my finances were in such disarray that I applied for full-time employment.

And I was scared. Scared because I wondered if my writing would suffer once I returned to full-time work. Scared because I wondered if I’d be so tired from a full day’s work that I didn’t have a desire to write at all. Scared because I wondered if I’d be so angry at God because I had to return to full-time employment, that I’d decide never to write again.

But like Paul was compelled to preach, I was compelled to write. And whatever happened regarding my employment status, I knew I still had to write, or I would be very unhappy.

Aspiring writer, are you compelled to write? Then find a way to do it, no matter what changes occur in your life during your journey to write for publication, so you won’t end up totally miserable.

Sharing the journey,


 Aspiring writer’s prayer:  Father, even when I have to make some adjustments on the journey to write for publication, I am determined not to let them stop me from writing, because I am compelled to write for you.  Amen.



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