Today I saw a really great video on Facebook telling a story that was encouraging single girls to embrace the time they have with God. It was very moving and you can watch it here.
Of course, I am not single, so the message didn’t really speak to me on that level; however, it did speak to my heart about how there is a season for everything, and to embrace the season that I am in now. As a mom this is a very busy season where I have a tween, teen, and young adult. I am going to school basically full time, and I have an amazing husband who is such a hard worker and the time I Spend with him doesn’t ever feel like enough time. I spend most of my time providing transportation to my three kiddos, doing school work, writing, and most of all cleaning my house!
If I am not careful, which is often, I will allow my mind to go to the season that I wish I was in instead of being a good steward of the season that I am in now. I think that is the major reason why in some areas of my writing I have not grown, and I feel stuck. It’s because I am always focused on what I want instead of what I have.
Goodness, I am so overwhelmed right now with a heart that feels repentant for not being grateful. Sometimes my initial response is dread, or indifference, to the tasks that I have set before me; but that’s not how I feel about the situation at all.
When I really think about how far I’ve come in my writing, and what I get to do every day, I feel truly blessed; but nothing steals my gratitude and my joy more than thinking about what I think I should have, or thinking about what I want.
I think in writing, especially if you are writing a book, you can get discouraged so fast. Writing a book is a season in life that seems to be unending at times. Our focus often drifts to when the book is finished and people are actually reading what we’ve written. Can I be totally honest with you? I have a book that I am more in love with the idea of than I am with the thought of actually sitting down and writing that book. Writing that book is hard work, it’s painful, and I sometimes I really just can’t find the words to say.
It is so frustrating seeing a vision but not having the endurance to see it to completion.
Sometimes I don’t contribute to that book because I am busy with the mom life, and I wouldn’t trade that in for the world. One of the amazing benefits of being a writer is that i can be a mom, too. But a lot of times I don’t write my book is because I am distracted, or I am not embracing the season that I am in. In the video I mentioned earlier it talks about how she didn’t really enjoy being single and she was always focused on what she didn’t have: a husband. But then one day that changed, she realized she wasn’t alone in her journey and she was able to embrace her season of singleness.
I think that’s what we need to do with writing – we need to realize it is a journey and that we are not alone on this journey.
Every season of writing holds a special gift, we just need to focus on the right now and embrace this season – this moment – and let God guide us each step of the way.
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