Saturday, November 14, 2009

Commit

God has chosen and appointed you, you who have been called to write. However, Satan is a master at distraction, deceiving us with false urgencies and hindering our obedience. When we sit down to write, he whispers thoughts in our ears like, "Check out what @soandso just tweeted," or "Shouldn't you be cleaning the toilets?"

God desires us to work for Him. He needs us to work for Him, to go out into the world and represent Him. Whether we write mainstream fiction or daily devotionals, we need to "work at it with all [our hearts], as working for the Lord, not for men" (Colossians 3:23). When we commit our ways to Him, He helps us resist the devil. James 4:7 reminds us that if we resist the devil, he will flee from us. He will be unable to distract us or prevent us from doing God's will.

Go sit down and write. Produce fruit out of your obedience to the Father's calling. "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed" (Proverbs 16:3).

3 comments:

letha darlene said...

Such as I am, I am totally commited to all that He is. Trials, Storms, Heartache, for when all is said and done; we are rendered worthy to be the heirs to his throne. Brake me Lord, my beloved, that I may be remade into your total image no longer just a reflection. In the process all I ask is that You hold my hand through it all. I know that You do for I feel the warmth of Your Love For Myself and All Creation. Kindred Spirits Greetings letha darlene

Faith Imagined said...

Great advice! I think I will do a little writing now.

Jodi Whisenhunt said...

Thank you, ladies, for your kind comments!

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