A New Writing Focus

I’m not a very focused person.

Strike that.

I have tons of focuses, but often struggle choosing which direction I should go.

I’ve always had tons of dreams and aspirations:
I want to be a wife. I want to be a mom. I want to travel places I’ve never been. I want to travel back to places I have been. I want to write a book, a poem, a something. I want to run a coffee-shop. I want to own a bookstore. I want to teach. I want to invest in people. I want to move. I want to settle.

You get the idea. Lots of focuses, no direction.

In particular tonight I’ve been thinking about my writing. (Remember NaNoWriMo? Yeah.) I’ve been inspired to approach writing, and my whole life by extension, with a renewed focus.

Instead of beating my head against the wall trying to hammer out tons of personal writing projects, I’m going to approach my work with a God-ward focus. Spending dedicated time with the LORD should define my day. Nothing else should seem more important (because, in reality, nothing else IS more important) than that. This blog will now be my way to reflect and meditate on what I’m studying in the Word and learning from the LORD.

Romans 12:1 says we are to be a “living sacrifice” to the LORD. My writing is indeed a gift from Him. I desperately want to perfect my craft as an act of worship – not for my own gain, but to lift up Christ. I hope to not only produce the same type of work, but pieces of even greater quality because I’m writing to honor my King.

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