With the help of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard what has been entrusted to you. II Tim 2:14
I’m fascinated by the soldiers assigned to stand guard at Buckingham Palace to protect the queen and her family. For in spite of the many distractions and other annoyances they encounter from tourists, sightseers, pests, and the weather they never allow their distractions to deter them from their assignment to protect the queen.
Like the guards at Buckingham Palace, you also have been given an important assignment – to stand guard of your writing time. For if you have been called to write, the time spent writing is work God has assigned you to do for his kingdom. The time spent writing is the time when God wants you to write to help heal the hurts in a dying world. The time spent writing is the time where you’ll write to offer inspiration, hope, encouragement, comfort, and healing.
But watch out! For just as the guards at Buckingham Palace are bombarded with distractions to keep them from their duty to protect the queen, you’ll be bombarded with distractions designed to keep you from your writing duties. How can you overcome these distractions?
By tapping into your power within. For as the soldier taps into the inner discipline he has acquired through his soldier training, you have an inner power that was given to you when you became a Christian called the Holy Spirit. As you draw strength from your power within, it will help you overcome your distractions.
Are you ready to stand guard of your writing time?
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Responding to God’s call to write: What strategies will you put in place as your new year of writnig begins to guard your writing time? Post your comments on my blog. I enjoy hearing from you!