Writer, Break Out of the Box
By Andrea Merrell
In one of my recent posts, we talked about a writer’s
superpower. A God-given, natural ability. A talent. What you’re good at and
what comes easy to you.
One lady was very excited because she was going to start doing
her own podcasts, something she never thought she could or would do. Another
was anxious to go home and start a critique group in her area. One very sharp
fellow said he never thought he would be good at anything but articles but after
attending a few classes and networking with some new friends, he announced he
was ready to try his hand at fiction.
Let’s face it, trying new things can be a bit scary, but God
is the Master Creator. He has placed creativity within each of us. When we set
personal limitations on ourselves, we limit what God can do in and through us.
One writer says we need to step out and expose ourselves to
new people, places, and ideas—especially those of us who are introverts. Isaiah
54:2-3 says, Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your
dwellings. Do not
your cords, and strengthen your stakes. For you shall expand to the right and
to the left (NKJV).
In other words, make room for growth. Don’t create unnecessary
boundaries or underestimate yourself. When God calls us to do something—when He
plants that seed in our heart—He equips us.
Do you have a dream? What is that one thing you’re itching to
try? Do you need a spiritual kick in the pants? I’ve had a few of those over
the years and trust me … the results are always worth the effort.
Go ahead. Break out of the box, and go for it. You’ll be glad you did.
Photo courtesy of Unsplash and Erda Estremera.