Writer’s Block

Im sure you’ve heard that term. Even if you aren’t a writer it’s a term I think most of us experienced in school when writing papers. I’ve had an immense case of it the past two weeks. So much so I didn’t even blog last week. It bummed me out! I felt like I let down my readers, subscribers and myself.

That anxiety led to me do a little self analysis.

First, this is not about me.

Second, this is not about getting “subscribers”

Third, this is not about likes, comment or shares.

With all that addressed; I was reminded what this is for. This is an assignment that the Father gave me. This assignment has been an incredible blessing! Writing every week gives me a sense of responsibility which keeps me in the word. The enemy is constantly at me trying to convince me that I don’t have time for this. When in fact it’s the opposite. He has made adjustments in my life that have given me a lot more time for writing. I am being shaped on how to manage it.

That is growth. He is molding and making me into something that glorifies Him. That is the only thing that matters. I don’t have a clue where this venture is taking me, but I am jumping in and letting Him drive.

Are you experiencing some metaphorical “writer’s block” of your own?

Unsure of why you are in the season you are in?

Stuck?

It’s time to do a self analysis. Here are some steps I used to get myself out of the funk and on the keyboard.

1. Hit your knees. I don’t mean praying in the car, or praying while you’re laying in bed unable to fall asleep. Literally get on your knees.

2. Pray. It may start as complete and utter silence. You may immediately start crying because it’s been too long since you bowed at the thrown. The words of your prayer is not what matters, it is the posture of your heart. God knows if what you are saying is genuine.

3. Start with praising Him for all the good. Be specific

4. Follow with your plea. “Show me where I am failing you” a-lot of times we are sinning and are too self involved to see our faults.

5. Thank Him for the struggles. I know you are probably shaking your head at me. Truthfully thanking God for the struggle is a beautiful step in the refining process. When you can lay it all down and submit that what is happening is His will, you’ll be free.

6. End with Praise. He is good. No matter what your circumstance, He is good. If you can’t see the good. Then it is time to phone a friend.

Tips on phoning your friend- not just any friend. The friend that doesn’t tell you what you want to hear. The friend who will help you see where you’re failing. The friend that will get on their knees with you.

Remember Romans 8:26-28

26 “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groaning which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the giants coring to the will o God. 28 And we know all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

Lord,

I lift up the follower today that has hit a dead end. They are stuck. They feel useless, hopeless, and worn down. Lord I ask that you help them find the weakness. Lord I pray that fellow believers will help them along as well. Be bold in their assessments and follow your guidance and give scriptural based advice and help. Lord bring life back to their dry bones. Lift them out of the miry mud. I pray they would be able to see your goodness and thank you for their struggles. We all know the testing of our faith brings perseverance, growth and ultimate Glory to your name.

In Jesus Name

Amen

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