Chipping Through Writer’s Block
By Joel B.
Exodus 4:11-12 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD? Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.
This is for all the writers out there.
Moses was given a mission by God to lead the Hebrew people out of Egypt and shepherd them towards the promised land. Of course, as you know he tried to pull a fast one on God and made the excuse that he was not very sharp with his tongue. God corrected him on this and explained that He created our mouth and that He has the power to teach it what to say.
So lets start by preparing. Turn off any distractions around you and listen to what God is saying. Let Him guide your fingers spiritually and He will teach you what to say. Don’t allow yourself to be sabotaged by any wickedness that would discourage you from saying what the Lord lays on your heart. Just let it flow.
Another tip is to draw from experience. There are lessons to learned from just about all of life’s experiences. Think of how something that happened in the past day touched your life, then think of some scriptures that go along with it. This will give you a theme for your piece. Again, do not allow yourself to be sabotaged. If the Lord gave it to you; just let it flow.
Finally, once you have your article written take a moment to read over it. Once you’ve read it, then pass it on to someone else to proofread because a lot of times we get so used to a certain way of writing that we end up skipping over our own mistakes. Once it’s proofread and any mistakes are corrected, then keep it up and just let it flow by publishing your work.
I hope this was helpful, especially to those who may struggle with writer’s block at times. Remember, God created you, and if He puts a pen or computer keyboard in your hands, He has a purpose in mind with them. So keep writing and just let it flow. God bless.