The will is the decision-maker of the soul. It is that free gift given to us by God because we are made in His image.
In order to be powerful, the will must be surrendered to the Holy Spirit. A will that is stubborn and desirous of its own way is not a healthy will. To insist on one’s will above God’s will is idolatry and rebellion. To submit to God’s will is to foster a healthy will.
Why is it so important that a writer have a healthy will? The reason is that the will is the vehicle of grace. Without a surrender of our will to God’s will, we cannot receive His grace. And His grace is absolutely essential to our writing according to His purpose. Without His grace, our writing is empty and lifeless. With His grace, our writing is powerful.
Surrendering to God’s will brings great joy. Let our prayer continually be, “Your will be done in my life, Lord, and in my writing.”