SCRIPTURE DID IT
The enemy of my soul gave me a thought of listing my present failures. I quickly named four. And the rest of the morning was spent confirming them in my head.
Influenced by such thinking I made the decision to give up writing the daily devotional book I was working on. It wasn’t going well anyway.
I was at a pivotal point in writing. With the first draft finally completed, I really looked forward to using it in my devotions while working on the next draft.
But, after the first week’s use, I did not experience the great awesome joy of the LORD I was expecting. Confidence shaken, I continued with the second week’s pages only to, after working and re-working, throw out two of them.
How many others would I have to throw out? How could I, at the end of the year, have enough written to complete a devotional book?
Little did I know as I went off to prayer meeting that GOD had already determined to change my thinking. The following Scripture was read:
“To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power,” (2 Thess 1:11 ESV).
FATHER, You have turned my heart with Your life-giving Word! I know You have called me to write. Today—right now, I gladly resolve to write.
Have You called me to write a complete book so You can draw Yourself to others with my words? I don’t know. But, today, with a great amount of happiness, I’ll continue to pursue writing.
And, by the way, I DO have faith in Your power. So, I will think no more about not having enough pages to complete the book.
Desk chair here I come!