Monday, Mar 18, 2013

(Attitude): An Audience of One

Audience of OneWriters of fiction know that tension is key in writing a compelling story.  As tension escalates, so does reader interest.  But what happens when the tension is not only in your story but also in your life?  What happens when tension arises because of unmet expectations for your writing career?

Perhaps you’ve written and written and written for years, and all you have to show for it is a handful of publications, if any at all.  Or you may be a writer who has a lot of published fruit to show for your years of effort but still you feel dissatisfied or empty inside.  What’s the deal?

The deal may be that, in both scenarios, you are writing for your own glory and not for the glory of God.

Colossians 3:17 gives us this command: “Whatever you say or do should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus . . . .”  Are you writing in the Name of Jesus? Are you writing for His glory and His glory alone, or are you writing for your own glory?  

Are you writing for an Audience of One?

If something is missing from your writing life, perhaps all you need is a shift in focus from self to God. As you write for an Audience of One, you will begin to understand why you are writing in the first place.  You will begin to comprehend that this writing life is all about your relationship with your Audience of One.  You will come to realize that this writing life is a journey whose ultimate Source and ultimate Goal is One and the Same: that magnificent Audience of One–God the Father, through the Son, and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Are you writing for an Audience of One?

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