Missy, here. I want to share something with you that I read in my Bible study book. It's from Beth Moore's study, James: Mercy Triumphs.
You know, in our journey as authors, trying to work toward publication, sometimes it seems like we'll never get there. Never be able to live out our calling, to reach out to others in our writing (especially if we see it as a ministry), and to use the gift that God has blessed us with. When I read this quote recently, I thought of writers. Thought I'd share it...
From Beth Moore in the James study book:
"From a throne's-eye view, the point is not just getting us into our proverbial lands of promise where we bear much fruit. The point is developing the spiritual muscle on our way so once we receive it, we are strong enough to keep it. The hardest part of possessing the land is defending it. A person has hardly begun to have a real fight on her hands until she starts serving in her full-throttle giftedness and effectiveness."
Beth Moore, James: Mercy Triumphs, pg. 164.
Missy again... Wow. That really spoke to me.
We shouldn't try to rush God's plan. We need to be working and ready for His perfect timing, letting Him prepare us along the way. I don't know about you, but I want to be strong and ready to make it through that fight.
What do you think?