The writing journey is, first and foremost, a journey of faith. And faith requires keeping our eyes focused on what is unseen more than on what is seen.
To see the unseen is called vision. The Word of God tells us that without vision, we will perish (Proverbs 29:18). Vision is keeping our eyes on God’s revelation to us, not on our circumstances.
Practically speaking, this can be difficult to do since we live in a material world that continually bombards us with stimuli that threaten to keep our eyes riveted on the here and now. But looking on the unseen involves using our spiritual eyes, not our physical ones.
The unseen realm is more real than the physical realm. Indeed, all things physical originated in the spiritual realm. What we see as physical is simply a manifestation of what first existed in the world of the spirit.
For example, the computer you use to write your fiction first existed in the spirit realm: the imagination of its creator. The chair you are sitting on first existed in the spirit realm: the mind of the person who invented it. Likewise, your story first exists in your spirit. For the Christian writer, her story first exists in the Spirit of God.
For this reason, we need to draw from God’s Holy Spirit when writing our stories. Only He knows the story He wants us to write for Him. As we look to Holy Spirit Who resides in the unseen realm within us, we will see our stories emerge in the seen realm to bless the world.
Copyright 2014 by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA. All Rights Reserved.