In His Hands
In His Hands
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor.
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.
So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
There is a lot of pressure in this world to be the best of the best and often we put most of it on ourselves. When we are passionate about things that we are good at we put so much pressure on winning and others who are living through you put pressure on you too.
As a writer I want to become one of the great writers that leave a legacy. I have discovered like me many writers didn’t make a living off their writing they had a day time career that paid the bills. Attorney/writer Scott Turow wrote his first few best sellers, on the train to and from work, Toni Morrison won a Pulitzer prize for her novels and she worked as an editor in Manhattan, Poet William Carlos Williams was a pediatrician; poet Wallace Stevens sold insurance.
In the nineteenth century, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote her great bestseller, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, between scrubbing floors, cooking, and raising her children, Nathaniel Hawthorne worked in the Salem Custom House and wrote “The Scarlett Letter” at night, and Lewis Carroll wrote “Alice in Wonderland” and he was a mathematician.
When I get overwhelmed and have doubts about how, when, and what I will write about I think of these people whom I discovered are just like me.
You are not born being great at something you master it through surrendering your life to the Lord, and letting him guide you through your growth of using your gift for his Glory and through his glory you will shine.
In anything and everything you do surrender it the Lord, do your best, and let God do the rest.
Parallel Study Bible, NIV (1984). Zondervan.
Laurie E. Rozakis, Ph.D. (1997) The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creative Writing (p.18). Alpha Books.