All writers experience writers block from time to time. Whether they are writing a script for a movie, working on a book, or writing an article for the news. Sometimes words don’t click in our brains the way we want them to and we end up with a piece that doesn’t say what we want or turns into a long, dragged out mini book that is boring.
I write. It’s what I do when the Lord inspires me to. When I was working on the 366 days of Thanksgiving, I would have the list in front of me for that day, but not always was time on my side. While some of the “thankful’s” explained clearly what I was thankful for on that day, others that were too quickly written sounded dull and boring.
I haven’t written for awhile because I have been slammed with an extensive case of “writers block”. I have a few articles in the works but they are way below the standards that I set for myself so until I can figure out how to rearrange them or reword them, they will sit in the “later” file.
Don’t get me wrong, I believe I live a very blessed life. It took me years to learn how truly blessed I was. It took me years to realize, that even when I was walking through the darkest, blackest valley in my life, Jesus was right there next to me, making sure that I didn’t go through more than I could handle, making sure that I would make it through.
There is so much light in my life now. I am no longer the “woe is me” person that I was many years ago. I may not be rich in material things and some months, the month outlasts the money, but we always make it through and I have learned not to stress over it.
This light that I talk about doesn’t come from the sun or a lamp or any artificial source. It comes from the people around me that the Lord has put in my path. I am so surrounded with this light, the love of those near me that sometimes I feel like my heart will burst.
And that’s what it really is all about. When you’ve accepted Jesus and start living the way he prescribes, it becomes easier and easier to leave the stress behind, no matter what may be happening, whether you are on top of the mountain or in the valley. It’s called having faith. It’s called trusting in the one who saved you. It’s called love. 1 Corintians 13:13 “ and now abide faith hope and love, these three, but the greatest of these is love.
I am ever so thankful for the Lord, for teaching me how to love and be loved, by showing me that in this corrupt and evil world there is a way to find peace. I talk with him daily and while there are no levine flashes or thunderbolts or burning bushes, he answers me. He answers me with love and peace and direction. He puts in my path the people who can help, or those that I can help, those that love me and I love them.
I know eventually that I will get past this case of “writers block” and will get back to writing more often than I have been, but in the meantime I must practice patience and wait on the Lord.
Isaiah 40:31 -“but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”