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?
Sharing the journey,
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!
Jeanine God always used you to encourage me; ani I’m sure so many other aspiring writers. The timing is perfect just as our Father is. I pray to use the gift He has entrusted to me helping hurting women, to edify His people and glorify His name.
God bless you for being obedient.
Good morning Sharon. I’m so glad to hear my blog is encouraging to you and I want to thank you for the encouraging words to remind me to keep writing to inspire writers. I truly needed it today. I will be praying for you as you begin to use your writing gift to help hurting women. There is certainly a need for you to share your story. Keep in touch and let me know how things are going with your writnig and if you need any personal coaching to get started, be sure to sign up for a coaching telephone session via my website.
Keep writing for Him,