There was a season in my life where I just stopped writing for a while. I just felt tired and weary. I knew God was calling me to write, but I just was tired. I didn’t know really what to do next. I had to really take time out to rest. I am not talking about regular rest.
I am talking about soaking with God and sitting with God without constantly asking him questions. I wanted God to answer me every second and I realized during this season of rest that God wanted me to just trust him. There is nothing wrong with asking God questions, but sometimes we need to just surrender. We don’t have to worry about every single thing. We don’t have to know every detail and sometimes we want every detail to the point.
This can be fustrating, but God wants you to just sit with him and learn from him. Think about this….
If we keep asking God constant questions we can miss out on what he is trying to tell us. Imagine this….
What if you try to talking to a friend and they just keep asking questions. They don’t listen and just ask questions. After an hour or so you would most likely get fustrated or feel like they don’t care.
God is your best friend, so why would you ask him so many questions and not listen? God loves you and he wants you to listen more. He wants you to stop leaning on your own strength and lean into him.
Friends listen. True friends listen well. I learned during this season to work on listening to God more. He wants you to listen to him more.
How can you find direction or even guidance when you keep trying to talk over God? When you write for the Lord you must write and listen. He will bring downloads of wisdom when you listen and have a heart to recieve. I remember being so fustrated with the Lord. I used to wonder why he wasn’t giving me more information on my writing gift and not given me new ideas. This season was a very dry season. I would look at my work on my computer and not care. It was like I felt defeated. Have you felt like this or are you feeling like this???
I knew I had to do something. I had to stop trying to rush my writing ideas and my creativity. It felt like it was stuck. It was just stuck. I didn’t know if I was stuck or was God stuck?
I knew God wasn’t stuck, but I was just so confused. I took time to regroup and just have fun. Sometimes, we can try to do so much in our own strength and we miss the point. God wants to pour his strength within us, but if we do stuff without him we will face burn out. We will get to the end of ourselves. God wants us to get to him. Get to him for strength. Get to him for power. Get to God for wisdom and glory.
Get to your real feelings. If you feel weary tell God and be real about. He isn’t afraid of you or how you feel. Open up and fast if you need to fast.
If you feel weary and feel stuck. Like I said before take a step back. Go find something that sparks your interest and can bring a new level of refreshment in your writing. Don’t try to rush or try to force your writing to flow. Take a step back. This will help you so much.
God bless you!
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