On Being a Writer: Discover

I am joining a group of writers who are linking-up twice a week through the month of September to discuss some of the foundational ideas in writing. The topics for this link-up come from the book On Being a Writer by Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig. This link-up is being hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog entitled Heading Home. Today’s topic is Discover:

When I write I find myself. The emotions and deepest thoughts buried beneath layers of the things that make me uniquely me. I find those things when I sit down with my fingers ready to type or my hands ready to write. I pause and in the silence God begins to peel back my layers and reveal what it is that I’m made of. I find my strength. I find my faith. I find my voice.

Writing helps me to discover the plans that God has for my life. Some days God’s purpose in my writing is just to cause me to reflect on who He is and what He has done in my life. Other days God has a specific story for me to share whether that be a real experience or a creative piece. Without writing I would not have documentation of this journey of life and evidence of God’s provision and plan for me and the world to see. Writing provides me an opportunity to share what my mind is incapable of explaining. For me the eloquence of words on paper comes much more easily than spoken word. I can be heard more clearly and louder than any voice when I express myself in writing.

I thank God everyday for this gift he has bestowed on me to help me discover my story and share it with others around me.

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