Now, God is opening great doors of writing and leadership to me. From "no one is asking for my writing" to heading up two newsletters with a large number of readers and developing a large penpal correspondence ministry to inmates; I am working continually to draw up guidelines, interview people for articles, etc. Wordless has rarely described me, but this week I became overwhelmed with important personal matters, a family funeral, several deadlines on writing ministry needs and I hit the wall.
I felt really crummy and guilty yesterday when there was no time to write during the day. Finally last night I set aside time but nothing worthwhile came to me. This morning I have peace. I will be calling my first meetings with the writers that have signed up to begin our ministries. In prayer I realized I need to be empathetic and compassionate to these wonderful folks willing to give away their art to write as unto the Lord. Some will be novice writers and some will be writing in a new format. My writer's block was absolutely necessary, right now, for me to be a leader with understanding as we head out on this new journey.
Honestly as I look over the ones who have signed up I am amazed at their passion for the projects. Most of them lead full professional lives that leave little leisure time. I see some sacrificial saints signing up and I am humbled and wide awake to be all God would have me be to join Him in His work. So....yesterday may have disappointed you if you tripped over here at Thrive Christians blog to enjoy a chuckle because it's Friday, but I needed to hit the wall.
"Messin' up" never suits me. But I must admit I don't like following those "perfect" leaders who appear never to have done anything less than perfect forever. So, I didn't like staring into space and finally wearing down and going to bed with nothing to post yesterday. It will not be wasted. I could use some input from you folks in cyberspace. How do you tackle writer's block? I'm all ears!
God bless you all this beautiful weekend. May we praise Him with all our hearts for who He is.