God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward his name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints. Hebrews 6:20, NLT
I plan to return to the workforce soon because my finances require me to do so. But I can’t help but wonder as I prepare to return: “Has God forgotten all of the time, energy and work I’ve invested into my writing ministry since I’ve been home, and the time I’ve invested in ministering to other writers?
The Bible says that God never forgets his faithful ones. For example, God didn’t forget Noah after he faithfully built the ark. God didn’t forget Abraham after he was told to leave his homeland for another. And God didn’t forget Rahab when she was told to hang a scarlet rope over a wall when the Israelites destroyed Canaan.
It seems counterintuitive to return to work when my desire for so long has been to write on a full-time basis. But I believe God will not forget the work I’ve done while home and how I’ve sought to help others through my writing ministry. For He is a just God and in his own time and way, I know he’ll bring me home again.
Responding to God’s call to write:
How are you dealing with those times when you think God has forgotten the time and labor you’ve invested in your writing ministry, especially when you feel like you”re moving backward rather than forward on your journey to write for Christian publication?