Wednesday, Dec 03, 2008

Revive Your Writing Dream

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.





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7 thoughts on “Revive Your Writing Dream

  1. Wonderful post, MaryAnn!! Exactly the “lift” I needed to read today. Thanks so much for all your words of wisdom–you are truly a blessing.
    Patti Jo 🙂

    December 4, 2008 at 10:13 AM

  2. Hi MaryAnn –

    Thanks for the encouraging post. It’s easy to get our eyes on the statistics, the staggering number of writers out there, and how much we still need to learn.

    I’m grateful not only for those who teach me the craft, but also for those who urge me to enjoy the journey and persevere.

    Susan 🙂

    December 4, 2008 at 7:20 PM

  3. I’ve been really sick with a stomach virus for the last 7 days, so I’ve been away from the computer. But this is a good post to come back to this weekend. It’s hard not to be discouraged when you read all the publishing layoffs and statistics. It makes you wonder, what about my book? Do I even had a chance?

    But we can’t give up. If we do, it will definitely not happen. God is still in control.

    December 6, 2008 at 3:59 PM

  4. MaryAnn, Thanks for the encouraging reminder…Sometimes I get caught up in living and need to be reminded that God’s dream and my dream for my writing are perhaps one and the same. I appreciate your wisdom. Clella Camp

    December 6, 2008 at 4:40 PM