Monday, March 14, 2011

How Well Do You Hear?

I explained in my last post that I am learning new ways to listen. I am a bit discouraged to report my hearing has not been restored, but I have hope. Like I said in that article, I am being more diligent to listen and not just hear.

Well, the writing process mimics life to the extent that we must be attentive to the story that's longing to be told. Be it fiction or non, our job as writers is to communicate. If we are not tuned into that message, the pieces we write will be ineffectual.

I don't like to waste words, so I make sure I do not interfere with what needs to be heard. Here's how I get ME out of the way:

"Remove the ME"
by Jodi Whisenhunt

I
just fail.
I
am in the way.
Lord, take
Me
away, remove
Me.
Speak through
Me.
Live through
Me.
Flow from
Me.
So
I
cease to exist.
Don't make
Me
Your instrument.
I
am Yours already, just
remove the ME.

May the Lord fill you with Himself so you may be receptive to His word and effective in His ministry.


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3 comments:

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Steadfast Ahoy! said...

Wow! if you really mean that prayer, amazing things will begin to blossom in your life.
Rosemary

Shanda said...

Amen. My goal is that people see Jesus in me, Him and only Him!

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