Walking By Faith As A Christian Writer
After many days of rain and dreariness, I recently decided to take my god-nephew to a local park. This particular park has a Spacenet that leads to a 38-foot tube slide. When this structure was built, it was described as the tallest slide in the southeast region. However, height did not deter this brave and determined 6-year-old. He began to climb the pyramid-shaped Spacenet with confidence.
It wasn’t until he was almost at the top, nearly 38 feet in the air, that he looked down and told me he was afraid because his hands kept slipping. When I asked him if he wanted me to come get him, he paused and then said, “No! I’ve got this!” I continued to cheer him on and affirm that he did, in fact, have this. I genuinely admired his courage and tenacity to pursue something that seemed so much bigger than he is.
Our experience at the park reminded me of my journey as a Christian writer. God places ideas and dreams in our hearts, and it can be scary to pursue them when we don’t see how His plan will work out. Perhaps you don’t see the resources you need, you’re already super busy, or you don’t understand all of the details. We have to believe God is guiding the entire process and know that He is on our side! Even if you misstep somehow, He will be right there to catch you and place you where you need to be.
My god-nephew heard me cheering for him, but internally I was praying that God would protect him. I knew it meant a lot to him to accomplish his goal and I didn’t want my fear of him getting hurt to interfere with him reaching the top. Sometimes bystanders or even our loved ones will not understand what God has called us to do. Everyone will not understand the purpose God has chosen for you. At some point, you will experience such misunderstanding. And when you do, remember that it is God who called you, it is God you’re living for, and it is God who is supporting you and providing for you. You have been graced to be all He has created you to be, and this doesn’t warrant a second opinion.
Walking by faith requires action. If you’re experiencing hesitation in your journey as a writer, I urge you to pray for courage to walk with God and to not only take the first step, but to follow through until the end. There is a reason God gives you ideas and dreams; people need to read your writing! Don’t allow fear or worries to keep you stagnant, but instead embrace what God has placed before you and remember that He is with you every step of the way.
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3 thoughts on “Walking By Faith As A Christian Writer”
This is very touching. It looks like God is leading you in your dreams that He has placed inside of you. I, too, am experiencing this path of writing. It has been placed inside of me from the very beginning. I just didn’t see it.
This is a new journey in my walk, in writing for Jesus. It takes faith, for sure. People don’t understand, but that’s okay. What is important, is pleasing Him.
I enjoyed reading your post. It was encouraging and uplifting.
I’m so glad God used it to encourage you! He will provide for you and give you direction as you continue to trust Him & walk by faith. You’re right, unfortunately people don’t always understand. One thing that helped me in this area is joining a writing small group! I encourage you to check out Chris McKinney’s curriculum! It’s free on Amazon right now 🙂
Excellent post with a vivid, relatable example. Thanks for sharing.