In this case, moreover, it is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy. I Corinthians 4:2
When I think of stewardship, I think about managing something that is owned by someone else. I don’t think of my own life in that context, and I especially don’t think of my writing life that way.
Truthfully, though, it goes beyond just a journey. It’s also a set of experiences that make me who I am. The situations I’ve been a part of, the things I’ve learned along the way, even the people I’ve come into contact with, make up a very real part of who I am as a writer.
And I’ve come to realize that every aspect of this is a gift from God. It’s something He’s given me to make me into the person He knows I can be. Some of these experiences are filled with joy and others with great sorrow. Each one though, has added something to who I am as a person and as a writer.
What if these experiences aren’t just for me?
I’ve decided that they aren’t just for me. I do not believe God’s given me this abundance to draw on—to fuel and direct my creative endeavors—to have me squander and hoard them only for my on benefit. I believe He expects me to share my experiences with others and allow them to learn through what He’s been showing me.