Today I want to share a devotional that touched me early this morning.
To embrace your limitation means to me to put some elbow grease into my passion. My passion is writing. It is a dream that laid dormant for forty-five years and was only released when I had nothing to do but write. Writing became my outlet, my sounding board of life and how I experience it.
But writing is difficult as well. If you don’t understand the fundamentals of grammar no one will read it and it has cost me years of diligently practise it. I still make mistakes but when I read story, I have written years ago, I can see how much I have grown. That is only because I was willing to embrace my limitations and write. It has become a never-ending quest to do better, to write better, to understand the different words and apply them appropriately.
This is why this devotional speaks to me… Enjoy it with me.
Writing is my voice. It talks for me when words fail me. I can order my words and give them a platform. When I talk, words tend to come out muddled and my thought is not clear. This has caused many misunderstandings and fights that I rather refrain from talking about.
A writer’s role is to draft a story in such a way that people would like to read it and would leave an impression on them. Or they are left with a nugget of wisdom to better themselves.
If you write fictitious or non-fictitious, it reveals your heart, your passions, interests and so much more. Ultimately, we write what we know.
I see my writing as more than just entertainment. I see it as a platform to reveal the Father’s heart in a realistic, believable way that readers can relate to. At times I would address a certain topic I have struggled with, like unforgiveness. Then there are times that I would tackle a difficult topic like gender violence or environmental issues.
It is my way to give something back from what I have learned and to instill a certain truth by way of creating a plotline full of drama and suspense.
As a writer, I find that I learn and read more about life skills, or life coaching, to get to the heart of the character. The entertaining part, or to dress the characters like Barbie dolls, is not as important to me as to tell their story.
I like to know:
Why they are who they are?
What has brought them to this place?
How will they get out of this problem?
How do you see yourself as a writer? What role do you have? Are you the voice?