Do you ever just totally procrastinate writing? Today, and a lot of other days, I do procrastinate writing. Sometimes I fight the urge to write because it’s “not the right time.” But this week it occurred to me that writing is a lifestyle.
About 14 years ago my husband became a firefighter. It was a dream we had been praying to be fulfilled; the process was a very long 8 month process and we just trusted God through it all. I still remember the home interview they conducted when I had just found out I was pregnant with our son just a few weeks before. Then I still remember the phone call they made (when we still had a landline phone) and my husband was at work so the Chief told me that my husband was being offered the job as a probationary firefighter. That night my husband and I went to the uniform store to have him get fitted for everything that he needed to start the new career as a firefighter.
It was all very exciting, and you know 14 years later it is still exciting and I am honored that my husband and our family have this role to serve the community. But one thing I realized real quick when my husband ended recruit school and started working shifts at the fire house is that this new career was in fact a new lifestyle. It wasn’t just a job where we made money, but it was something where we would be investing so much more and we would basically be changing our entire life in order to fulfill this calling.
The same goes with writing. It truly is a great calling to use your words to influence, inspire, warn, spread the good news, and to encourage other people. I think once we realize that writing isn’t just something we do, but instead it is how we live our life, then we will stop struggling against the current of distractions and discouragement when it comes time to write and to tell the world what is on our heart.
With that I am going to leave you with some scripture about the power of words, just meditate on them and find the peace that comes with knowing what an honor it is to BE a writer:
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
– Prov. 18:21
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
– Eph. 4:29
There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.
– Matt. 15:18
I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak
– Matt. 12:36
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
– Prov. 16:24
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