It has been a very long time since I last published an article. And my conscience was driving me crazy for the time I had lost in sharing God's truth!
It is not that I ever stopped writing. Rather, I wrote countless article attempts, but the fact still remained: I could not get the words right!
This discouraged me to the point that I felt ready to put any kind of article writing on hold for a very long time. "After all," I thought to myself, "what's the point if I can't even put together one solid, conclusive point?" (Especially if so many others--much more talented than me--have already written about the subjects that I hold dear to my heart?)
But I have decided to not give up. In fact, just this morning I have been lifted up by a verse my friend recently shared with me: "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." ~Galatians 6:9 (ESV)
I know that when I write of the Lord and His truth, it is good. So why should I worry about whether my writing is eloquent enough? Or amusing, or if it has a good "hook?" That should not stop me from serving the Lord with my abilities.
Do you ever feel discouraged like this? Feel like you lack the ability to do good? Take heart! Whether you own just a little blog like mine and are contemplating whether anyone would even take notice of what you write anyways, or if you just need that pat on the shoulder throughout your day to help you keep on and keep strong at those daily chores...remember Who sees our every action. Colossians 3:17 reminds us to "do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus."
So that article on courtship I promised to be "coming soon" wayyy back in October? It's new arrival is going to be sometime before summer (eh, heh). At least I'm getting back on track...and by God's grace He will use any future writing attempts, (painstaking, and brain-thwacking they may be), for His purposes. :)