As a writer I am always taking classes and trying to learn more about my craft. I examined the teaching list of a recent writer’s conference ad and laughed out loud. I know most of these folks and I know they probably don’t consider themselves to be experts. Still, someone else did and my friends simply answered the call when called.
How did _____ become an expert in how to sell a manuscript?
Why is __ teaching about how to edit a novel?
And however did __ learn how to query an editor?
What does ____ know about self publishing?
It is said that an expert is X-an unknown quantity and that a spurt is a drip under pressure. Most of our so called experts stumbled into their leadership roles by surviving and thriving through their own painful life experiences.
What is happening to you right now? Are you stuck somewhere? Will you see your sticky stuck-ness as an opportunity? Will you ask for help? Will you take a class on your necessary topic?
What do you need to learn? God offers classes in patience, self discipline and prayer. He gives us learning opportunities for every area of our lives. Are you willing to step up and become an expert in that chosen field?
Or will you linger in the background, murmuring about how you just can’t do _.
Will you take the opportunity to see your life as an opportunity to grow? _?
Or will you refuse to step into God’s plan for you to become an expert in _____?
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I, (Lord). Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8, NIV)
Prayer- Father God, you give us the courage to become an expert in your chosen field. We wait expectantly. Thanks. Amen.