Sunday, July 20, 2014

Weekend Worship—The Writer’s Walk of Faith

For we walk by faith, not by sight. II Corinthians 5:7

As writers, we have chosen to follow a difficult path. I remember, after a particularly hard week, my husband remarked that he wished I’d chosen another career, something simple—like becoming a movie star. 

His comparison was more appropriate than he realized. Success, for both career choices appears, from the outside at least, to rely on being popular with a lot of people. Reaching the top seems to come and go with the whims of an unknown audience. We struggle and strive for numbers—likes on our Facebook pages, followers on Twitter, and ultimately sales numbers. We seek to please our readers, our publishers, even other writers. 

But when we have chosen this path at God’s calling, our focus needs to be somewhere other than those who will read our words. Our audience is an audience of One, and it is to Him and Him alone that we owe our allegiance. He will dictate, with wisdom far beyond our own, who will read our words and the reach they will have. And I for one, am well pleased to leave my destiny in His capable hands. 

So today I encourage you to seek out the joy of your audience, because I know He is well pleased by your obedience to follow His call. Let Him lavish you with praise and protect you from worry. Leave the numbers to Him and concentrate only on the words.


  1. Thank you for this inspiring post, Edie. God bless you.

  2. I like that: I'll show up for the writing, knowing that He will take care of the rest.

    May His peace be with you, with all of us.

  3. Whatever work I am doing, I work as unto the Lord. And yes, I so want to play to an audience of One. He will do the rest. Sometimes I write and it doesn't seem like there are many comments but I know many don't add a comment. If only one person drew closer in their walk to the Lord, I love that.

  4. Thank you for your "every day" encouragement. I know it's not easy, but you are faithful.

  5. Encouragement I needed today. Thank you!