Writing. Writing. Writing.
Why so much writing? Have I been asked this question? Well, not exactly in those words but I, like everyone else here, I’m sure have been asked a similar question…or set of questions.
I hope to answer in short why “so much writing”. See first things first. We here believe that Christ was, is and will be the Word. The Word made tangible. That right there tells you something. What does it tell you? Well, that He is about writing, well He calls Himself the Word-that means to me so many different things, all good of course-but it does mean one thing. He, Whom we believe to be the Savior, places an enormous importance on, well, words.
For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned. Matthew 12:37
This is one of the many Scriptures to really speak about the power of words. Now here it says plainly, “For by your words,” but we can assume it’s all words, spoken or written.
Back to writing. Okay, because there is a need for words.
Why so much, eh? Why not? One day a few months ago, I had finished my story and began another. I had yet another to write with a definitive deadline and on top of that? So many ideas. Then it hit me. As writer, no matter how much you’ve written, it will never be enough. I agree with that. First of all because it’s my own assertion, 😉 and secondly because I believe so many writers would agree. A writer who loves what he or she does may tire at some point-and what person that works and loves what he does does not get weary once in a while? But no, a writer who loves writing never stops.
Because we love doing it.
We have the opportunity to write words that not only “look great” but have value. This is one of the most important things to me as a writer. I like to think that I’m a positive person. One who takes a look at his situation and sees the greater reason/meaning. I like to believe that I have lifted someone’s “spirits” through my writing. I like to believe that I have inspired. But I remind you, nothing I do worth mentioning is done without God. We have a responsibility to help those around us, those in our lives. Whether we see them face-to-face or here on the innernets.
Because we can help, influence for the good, and inspire.
In short, I could be here for days…er, months…but I’ll finish with this:
Why so much “writing“?
Because it is one of the things I am in Christ. He has called me to this task and I accept.
Be blessed and write on.