Monday Makeover (Attitude): Making Time to Write

Years ago when I was struggling with my overwhelming schedule, I told God I simply could not do everything. Expecting some sympathy from God, I was surprised when He lovingly gave me this reply: “MaryAnn, you always have enough time to do what I have called you to do.” 

WOW!  Since God is never wrong, I came to two possible conclusions: 

1) I was disorganized or

2) I was involved in some good activities that God had not called me to do. 

In my case, it was the latter. I was involved in several church ministries to which God had not called me.  Moreover, I was robbing those who were called to those ministries from doing what God had called them to do. 

So I resigned from those activities in order to pursue what God had called me to do, and that was to write. Once I eliminated those activities to which I was not called, I had time to devote to the writing ministry to which I was called. 

What about you? Are you struggling with making time to write? If so, is there something you can eliminate from your life in order to write?

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4 thoughts on “Monday Makeover (Attitude): Making Time to Write

  1. Dearest MaryAnn; God is never wrong, and He has inspired your wonderful productivity. I write far more now than in the past, when I would constantly drone on about wanting to write; however, my style has changed from fiction to commentary, from my favorite genre of suspense to loosely contained memoirs. I run into my snags by never quite finishing due to other responsibilities, but like you, I will leave it in God’s Hands.

    July 30, 2012 8:17 PM

    • Thanks very much for your insightful comments, Skye! Commentary and memoirs are wonderful genres and uniquely lend themselves to touching lives in a powerful way. Many blessings to you as you write.

      MaryAnn

      July 31, 2012 9:17 AM

  2. Was just praying about this yesterday. I need a better balance with my time and commitments and such. Trusting for the wisdom to order things correctly. Thanks for this “timely” post! 🙂

    Blessings,
    Karen

    July 31, 2012 3:06 PM

    • You’re welcome, Karen. It’s a continual balancing act, isn’t it? You’re right that we need God’s wisdom to order our lives according to His will.

      As always, thanks for your comments.

      Blessings,

      MaryAnn

      July 31, 2012 4:36 PM