by Sarah Tun
Is it for wealth? Game? Compulsion or curiosity?
I believe for many of us, writing is a calling. It may be a ministry to GOD Himself, or a means of prayer and relating to Him. It may be a ministry to others, a bit of evangelism or theology. It may be to encourage spiritual healing or growth, for ourselves – a kind of cathartic experience – or for others.
But whatever the incentive, as followers of Jesus, I believe it is a mission and a calling to write.
I first began to write formally when the LORD urged me; He simply spoke into my spirit and said, “Write”. I had always kept a journal of some sort, from the age of 9. And so, I began my first serious foray into writing in 2000, when I wrote a novel (which, by the way, will probably never see the light of day). The process taught me a lot — not least of which was, “I can do this!”
Sometimes I’ve felt it was His way of occupying me, other times His way of giving me the opportunity to express myself… my spiritual journey, my creativity, my ambition to love; sometimes I’ve felt it was a vehicle for warning people of the signs of our times.
Now, I believe it’s entirely a ministry, and everything leading up to this point has been a preparation for me. A platform has been built and now it’s time to use this platform as a springboard into people’s lives, to prepare them for His next phase.
It’d be great to hear from others:
When did you start writing for yourself? For an audience? Is there a difference to you?
What do you feel most naturally inclined to write: Fiction, non-fiction, poetry or…..?
What do goals have you created for yourself: short term, medium term, long term?
What goals have to already satisfied?
Do you think you’ll ever stop writing? What would provoke you?
Have you written that book that GOD has placed on your heart? If not, what holds you back?
What is your GOD-given purpose for your writing?
How about creating your own Mission Statement…
Sarah Tun is an author, developmental editor as well as a professional voice for voice overs and narrations.
© Sarah Tun