By Brenda McGraw @BrendaMMcGraw
What was the last best-selling book you read that changed your thoughts from negative to positive?
One of my favorite books was The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson. It changed me and gave me hope for a future in writing. The book is about praying. Our prayers change others and us. The Circle Maker teaches us ways to pray.
Did you know if you are a writer you to have the power to change other’s lives? The words you write have power. They can speak life into your readers. Choose them wisely.
I still stand amazed that God has chosen me and allowed me to write and other people actually read what I say. I believe that it is not by accident that I have gone through many hard times in my life and because of those times I am able to share how I overcame them. My words can bring hope to others. My writing can speak truth into someone’s life that may be overwhelmed and discouraged. Your writing can speak to others as well.
Obedience to God is all it takes. If you have heard the calling of God on your life to write, then you should write. No matter the obstacles, no matter the lack of confidence, leave the outcome to the Lord. It’s just our responsibility to be obedient.
I know it takes time to sit down and do the writing, and sometimes we wonder if anyone will even read what we say, so why bother. Right? Wrong!
Take the time and do the work and even if only one person reads what you write, that’s okay. God can use it. It may be that one person who needed to hear what you have to say. Speak truth into your readers. Give them something they can hang onto that will challenge or encourage them.
Many people are about ready to quit. They may be struggling in their marriage or with their children and they are ready to walk away. They may be at the point where they doubt God and are ready to walk away. As a writer we can speak love and life back into their world. We should never take that opportunity for granted. As a writer we can use our words of wisdom to touch their hearts and change their mind from negative to positive.
God has chosen you. God has challenged you. God will use you when you least expect it. Rise up dear writer friends and let’s don’t quit. Your defining moment is right around the corner and it’s not up to us to know when that time is. It’s only us to be obedient in our calling to listen to God and write.
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
Brenda McGraw is an author and speaker who reveals how to discover joy beyond the clutter of life. She draws from her own life experiences in the #1 Amazon Best seller, “Joy Beyond, 28 Days to Finding Joy Beyond the Clutter of Life”. She is the founder of Ask God Today Ministries where she has a team of writers sharing truth and hope with others.
Brenda currently lives in South Carolina with her husband, Jeff and three of their five children. She is a survivor of breast cancer and a heart attack.. Despite the challenges she has endured, Brenda found peace through her relationship with Jesus Christ.
You can connect with Brenda at:
Website - http://www.askgodtoday.com
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Brenda-McGraw/e/B00GOIE7AG