Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Writers are World Changers

by Linda Gilden @LindaGilden

“If you want to change the world, pick up a pen.” This is one of my favorite writing quotes and is from Martin Luther. Since the moment I heard it, I knew I had heard directly from God as to my calling.

I had always wanted to do something that made a difference. When I first started writing, I was content to write in my office and have a few things published. But sitting there all alone with my computer, didn’t make me feel like a world changer. Looking across the top of my computer out the window at the vast landscape in front of should have been inspirational. Instead because it was all the world I could see every day, it felt very small.

Several things helped me change my perspective:
  • I had peace about what I was doing. I didn’t feel restless to go do something else. God had called me to be a writer and I was learning the craft. With each successful placement of my work, I had the opportunity to touch or change a life.
  • I ceased to worry about how I fit in the writing world and concentrated on doing what God had called me to do. Some like to approach the writing world as a competitive venue. God has a special message for every writer to communicate in a way that is unlike any other writer’s style. I needed to let my uniqueness overflow onto every page.
  • I began to receive bits of encouragement from others. Friends commented on my writing, a note or two arrived from people I didn’t even know, my passion continued to grow, aspiring writers asked me for advice.
  • Second Corinthians 3:3 says, “You are a letter from Christ…written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of the human heart.” Whether my words are on a computer or spoken by the way I live, I am God’s messenger to the world and others are reading.

Yes, being a writer is a pretty solitary job. However, very few other professions have the opportunity to take their messages directly to their audiences. Can you be a world changer? Absolutely. How? One word at a time reaching one heart at a time. 

1 word at a time reaching 1 heart at a time, writers are world changers - @LindaGilden (Click to Tweet)

Thoughts on how writers are world changers - @LindaGilden on @EdieMelson (Click to Tweet)

Linda Gilden is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She loves to take one subject and create multiple articles from that information. Linda finds great joy (and lots of writing material) in time spend with her family. Her favorite activity is floating in a pool with a good book surrounded by splashing children!

To find out more about Linda, her writing, and her ministry, visit You can also connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.


  1. Encouraging post. Thanks for the motivation.
    Write on!

  2. Great post, Linda. It inspires me. Thank you, and God bless you.

  3. Thank you Linda for this motivating post.

  4. Thank you, Carolyn and Bruce, for your comments. Blessings on your writing!

  5. Thanks for your post it inspired me.

  6. Thank you for your comments. They have all been an encouragement to me. Marilyn, good to hear from you. I'm glad you were motivated. Therese, I'm glad you were inspired. Everybody keep up the good work and keep changing the world with your words.
    Blessings to all!

  7. Thank you, Linda. I needed to hear this today.

  8. Wow! I guess I need to get typing, it's not about me, it's about the messenger and His message. Thank you for being an instrument of the Lord.

  9. "One word at a time reaching one heart at a time." I need to print it out. hanks for inspiring.