I’ve been listening hard lately. Listening for His voice over the many others vying for my attention.
Keep the beauties separate from the duties.
You see, I NEEDED to hear that so badly. I’ve been a writer since I started writing poems at around the age of 7. Sounds young, right? Although the poem I wrote for my dad then was child-like, it was cherished enough by him that he carried it in his wallet until the day he took his own life. I was nine.
From that time until now, I’ve grown to become a freelance writer… with outlines to follow, structures to develop, and deadlines to meet. All duties.
But God reminded me recently to go back to the Beauties like the poem. Writing the beauties that He gives me has not been hard. But not worrying about the duties was hard. He needs these beauties to bloom in someone’s heart from the seed blowing in the wind from mine … the seeds He has already cultivated in my heart.
Yes, there are things I have to think about: platforms for my two books, layouts for my books, finishing the books! Fact is that it all has duties attached. BUT – if I don’t keep the Beauties in this then none of the duties will matter.
When I’m writing my blog, I separate the beauties from the duties by focusing on the impressions He lays in my heart lifted up by the Truth of His Word. I focus on it flowing through my heart and hand … right out to the Beauties reading it.
I will take care of the duties.
Yes, God, I know you will and I trust that you will. I will take what I’ve learned in my work to only contribute what You ask to the duties you’ve already taken care of but all in your sweet timing. My real focus is on the Beauties.
Thank you for the Beauties that come out in the pages as they stream out of my heart. Thank you for the Beauties that read my blog and connect with me so that I can pray for them, encourage them, and love on them like you would.
I hear you Jesus. In this God sized dream you’ve given me, I will keep the beauties separate from the duties.