Surprise! The #writerwednesday post is up on the blog ON TIME today! Happy (early, belated) Birthday – this my present to you! 😉 Fun fact: Today is actually my husband’s birthday so it really is a special day!
There is something that I have been thinking about a lot lately and I wanted to share my thoughts here this week on #writerwednesday.
I hope you know that it is very important that you believe in your writing and you truly realize the value and worth that your writing holds.
I’ve had someone ask me if I valued what they did in life, and I was sad that they even had to ask that. I was sad that they even doubted that I placed value on their life’s work, because of course I valued them and what they did. I thought what they did day in and day out mattered in this world, and I believed that it made a difference in this world, too.
So that leads me to what I feel so strongly to share today; and that is to ask you to value what you do as writer.
As writers it can be very easy to wait for that one person to believe in us in order to give us the motivation to move forward in our writing. It’s difficult to have the courage to write when we don’t know if anyone else in this big, big world values what we are writing about.
But I am here to tell you today that when you write a blog post, or pour your heart out into a Facebook status update, or write an entire book, and nobody seems to take notice – I truly believe that God takes notice.
I’ve been thinking about how not everyone is fortunate enough to have a tribe, or a place where they feel they belong. Especially in the writing world it can seem a bit lonely. The truth is finding a place where you belong will help you to build that self-esteem you might need in order to push forward with your writing. But for a lot of us we just might not be able to experience that fully or even to the extent of what we might need in order to find the confidence to continue with our writing.
But I am here to tell you today that Jesus is your tribe; we are your tribe here at #writerwednesday, and your tribe values what you do!
Now the next thing I am going to say might sound silly to some of you, but I honestly feel like I cannot be the only writer who feels like this sometimes. But maybe the one thing holding you back from fully being yourself in your writing is that you feel you might embarrass someone close to you with your writing. Please tell me I am not the only writer who feels like this!
I think through a moment of self-awareness I have discovered that I fear my writing will make me an outcast among the tribes that I have already established in my life. What if they don’t like what I have to say? What if what I write about embarrasses them? What if what I have to write about is wrong; doesn’t reflect their opinions; or causes them to lose something in the process?
Lastly, there will always be someone who criticizes your writing, and then there will always be someone who appreciates your writing.
And I am here to tell you that Jesus will always be proud of us when we acknowledge Him before others, and He will be proud of our writing when it does just that! (Matthew 10:32)
It is very real when doubt sneaks in when it comes to our writing. It is something I have to fight against every day, even now as I am writing this post. But I felt very strongly that I needed to share this with you all and I hope it was an encouragement to you! Happy Wednesday!
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