How many times have you heard someone say “I could write a book?” The truth is they probably could however, in all probability they never will. We all have a story or many stories we would like to tell. Nevertheless, what we think would make a great book others aren’t interested in at all. What we do and what happens in out life doesn’t matter a hill-of-beans to the general population. But writers on the other hand will write even if another living soul never reads a word of what we’ve written. We have a drive; call it a burning desire, to tell the stories that are bubbling in our souls. And how do we write? By faith! And we become successful by faith. We all have faith no matter what it is in. My faith is in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I know my talent comes from God.
If you are a Christian you have faith that you are saved. If someone asked you where you will spend eternity you would quickly say “Heaven.” Why? Because, you have faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I think you will agree that salvation is the biggest and most important thing in our lives. And we trust God’s Word when He said “Trust in Jesus and you will be saved.” We know that God doesn’t lie. So let me ask you this? If you trust God for the big thing, your salvation, what don’t you trust Him for the little and every day things? The Bible tells us that God will supply what we need. (Matthew 6:25-34) It tells us that God knows what we need and He has already taken care of it. There are so many verses in the Bible that talks about us having faith. So we know that is important to God. We have not because we ask not. James 4:2
You might ask what that has to do with being a successful author. Everything! If we are to be truly successful we must trust God for our success. And we must trust when we ask that we have received it. No, not that we will receive it but that it is already ours. Dr. Charles Stanley put it this way; small faith says God might, big faith says He will but strong faith says He has. No, God is not some Santa Claus waiting to grant our wishes. He’s more than that! He’s a loving, kind, understanding Father Who loves His children and wants to give them the best. He already gave us His Best, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ so why would we hesitate to ask for our daily needs.
You want to be a successful writer? When you sit down to work before you put one word on paper you bow your head and ask God to write through you what He wants you to say. You might say, “Oh but I write Romance Novels, or Suspense or whatever.” Do you thing God doesn’t know romance? He created it. Turn in your Bible to Ruth 2 and read the story of Ruth and Boaz. You want suspense? How about the stories of Daniel, Joseph, Noah, and so many others? Remember God created all things even romance and suspense. Does this mean you will be an overnight success? No. God will never give you what you are not equipped to handle whether trials or riches. But it does mean that when you trust God you will write what He wants you to write. And I can tell you that He will give you stories and you won’t get writer’s block. Oh yes, you can still be lazy and not sit down and write or make all kinds of excuses. Proverbs 6: 9-11 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man. But if God has given you the talent and desire to write He will write through you if you are willing to do your part. You will never lack a store house of story ideas. And a good measure is; after each writing session thank Him for sitting and writing with you. You will be so surprised how easy your writing goes.
Remember God has to come first in your life. Matthew 6:33 seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Thanks for stopping by until next time keep the faith and keep writing.