Dear Power Writers,
Discouragement is one of Satan’s greatest weapons. If we allow him to knock us down, there’s not much we can do for God’s Kingdom when lying flat on our backs.
Perhaps you’ve been knocked down one too many times in your writing career. Maybe that last rejection was the proverbial “straw that broke the camel’s back”. If so, let me encourage you with a few reasons to rethink your position.
1) A writer without a dream will soon stop writing and fail to fulfill his God-given purpose. Is this what you really want?
2) When God calls us to write something, He has a purpose beyond our own. What if your next article is destined to lead a soul to Christ? If you don’t write it, then what?
3) Giving up is not an act of faith, and faith is required to please God (Hebrews 11:6).
When discouragement attacks, put up your shield of faith and quench that fiery dart of the enemy. But if you’ve already been wounded, ask the Lord to pull out that dart, cleanse and heal your wound, and give you a fresh start.