“Are these all the sons you have?” “There is still the youngest, Jesse replied, but he’s out in the field watching the sheep. “And the Lord said, “This is the one, anoint him.”
I Samuel 16:11, NLT
Up to the point of David’s anointing by Samuel to eventually become King of Israel, nothing much was ever said about him in the Bible. He was just the son of Jesse, in charge of tending his family’s sheep.
But while David was a young boy tending sheep, God took notice. He noticed David’s discipline and dedication in going out each day to take care of his family’s sheep; he noticed David never complaining about the monotonous task of tending his family’s sheep, and he noticed how well David protected and took care of his family’s sheep.
Like David tending sheep, the job of writing can be a lonely and monotonous one. But just when it seems no one is noticing the time, diligence and discipline you put in each day to write the book God has given you, remember that God notices. And when the time is right, he will place you in the land of publication.
Sharing the journey,
Responding to God’s call to write: How are you handling the monotony of writing? Are you tending this “sheep” well, or are you ready to give up on your writing journey? Post your comments on my blog. I enjoy hearing from you!