In the Beginning

Writers struggle every day to come up with new ideas, and to meet their deadlines. Our job is to put words on paper and some days there are just no words to put. Sometimes we have to put our words away while we care for others, deal with our own life stresses and face life in general.

Others have nine-to-five jobs where they must show up to get paid. Writers keep their own schedules and are responsible to show up, using their own discipline. Some days are worse than others. I have learned to see my non-writing spells as a season, like a winter, that will pass. How do I know it will pass? I know because it always has and as sure as day follows night, I am back to writing again.

Oh, I don’t start with a full book or even a tiny devotional. I start by actually sitting down to the computer and starting. I type in a Bible verse that spoke to me in my devotionals and sure enough ideas follow. One little tap of the keyboard, a click of the mouse and I am off and away.

I tell you all this because whether you are a writer or not, this is also true for you. Get started and soon you will be in full swing. Whether it is the breakfast dishes or a full-length manuscript, every bit starts at the beginning, by just getting started. Even if you fall flat on your face, you are still moving forward.

Remember that even God started with one thing and then moved on to the rest, one step at a time.

In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.(Genesis 1:1, KJV)

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (Genesis 1:31, KJV)

Prayer- Lord, help us move out of our lack of movement into forward motion. Amen.

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