Every year businesses have taxes to pay and stock inventory to take.
Artists also need to take stock: not only of their supplies, but of everything they invest into their art. So, I’m taking stock… of my writing. I ask myself:
What is my purpose in life and how is the writing a part of it?
GOD has called me to be a Watchman.
If you’re not sure what that is (and it took me a while to work it out), you can think of Nehemiah — the watchman on the walls of the City of Jerusalem, watching against invasion and ensuring the builders were on task. Or you can think of Ezekiel — called to exhort the Jews whom GOD had put into captivity for their ‘poor showing’, and responsible for their souls if he didn’t do so.
Everything I write about I pray into first. Every message seeks to bring light into a dark world, and to encourage the reader to persevere; either overtly or more subtly, I seek to share the truth of our Creator GOD.
What are you called to be?
It took me a few years of digging to find the answer of my calling, which I can now so casually mention. It took a search of the scriptures, and an analysis of my life and personality, to work out who GOD had made me to be and for what purpose.
May I encourage you, if you are not already certain who you are in Christ, to find out.
Are you aiming to fulfill that call?
It isn’t my job to get as many converts or subscribers to my mailing list as possible. It isn’t my job to make people follow Jehovah, King of the Universe. It isn’t even my job to write exclusively about Him. But it is my job to write as the Father leads me, and to publish what I write, making it available to others.
If the LORD has put a burden on your heart, fulfill it. It isn’t your job to make sure it’s perfect; you can hire an editor to make it the best it can be. It isn’t your job to be famous or get a high profile, although such may ensure more people will find access to your material. But it is your job, and mine, to obey and serve Him who gave Himself for us, and to discover who He has made us to be, and what we can do to bring him delight.
“Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4)
“Serve the LORD with gladness; come before His presence with singing…” (Psalm 100:2)
“Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.” (Psalm 150:6)
Sarah Tun is an author, developmental editor, ghostwriter as well as a professional voice for voice overs and narrations.
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