This is not only a psychological law but also a Scriptural principle: “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). We will move toward what we think about most. It is inevitable.
Applying this principle to writing, we understand that if we want writing success, we need to focus on writing success. For example, if your goal is to become an outstanding writer of fiction, then you need to focus on what it takes to become an outstanding writer of fiction. If you want to become an outstanding editor, you must focus on what it takes to become an outstanding editor.
When you focus on something, your heart becomes tender toward it. When you do not focus on something, your heart becomes hardened to it. As writers for Christ, the most important thing we need to focus on is His Word. Failure to focus on God’s Word makes us hard-hearted against it, but focusing on God’s Word makes us tender-hearted toward it.
Unless our hearts are tender toward God’s Word, our writing will not transmit life. But when our hearts are tender toward God’s Word–in other words, when our hearts are focused on God’s Word–our writing will transmit life to those who read our words.
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