LOW-BLOW DOUBT #3:
I keep writing, keep submitting,
and keep getting rejected.
Maybe God wants me
to being doing something else.
Honest truth? Maybe He does.
BUT (an I’ve always got a big but) maybe He doesn’t. In a freakish sort of way, this doubt is actually good for you. It keeps you on your knees, seeking God’s will for how you manage the time He’s given you.
I don’t know if God wants you to be a writer, but I do know this. He wants you to put Him first, above writing, above anything. When you obsess over publication, networking, or anything other than Him, it’s called idolatry. And if that’s the case, then yes, you should be doing something else. You should be focusing on Him.
It’s healthy to check your heart motivations now and then to discover where your priorities lie. If this doubt rears it’s ugly head and prods you in that direction, that’s a good thing.
It’s not, however, good to wallow in this doubt. Don’t consort with this beastie and make him your best pal. If you can honestly say you’re putting God first and still the desire to write doesn’t go away, then pull out your silver pen and drive it right into the monster’s heart.
And don’t forget...
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