Embracing the Call to Write

NOTE: We will be on vacation next week, so there will be no blog postings. I will be back in my office on Monday, June 29th.

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This morning I read the following quote in Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest: “Humility before men may be unconscious blasphemy before God”. Chambers further states: “To say, ‘Oh, I’m no saint,” is acceptable to human pride, but it is unconscious blasphemy against God. It literally means that you defy God to make you a saint”. 

Instantly, my mind jumped to writing (as it often does :). When one has been called to write, is it not just as blasphemous to say, “Oh, I’m no writer”? Does saying so not mean that we defy God to make us what He has called us to be? 

Chambers asks: “Why are you not a saint? It is either that you do not want to be a saint, or that you do not believe that God can make you one.” 

I ask: “What are you not a writer? It is either that you do not want to be a writer, or that you do not believe that God can make you one.” 

Either response reveals a lack of faith in Almighty God to complete the good work He has begun in you (Philippians 1:6).

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8 thoughts on “Embracing the Call to Write

  1. I have faith in God … it’s faith in myself that I struggle with. But it comes down to faith. I can do ALL THINGS through Him who gives me faith.

    Thanks for the confidence boost, Mary Ann! Enjoy your vacation.

    June 17, 2009 at 4:00 PM

  2. Great word from-Oswald and you. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that it doesn’t matter what others think – it’s what God thinks. If He says you are to write – then write! Others will just have to accept who and what you are.

    June 17, 2009 at 5:36 PM

  3. “Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief!” Thanks for this reminder, MaryAnn. I need to get out my Chambers book again. Have a great vacation. How are the wedding plans coming along?

    June 20, 2009 at 10:04 PM