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Chipping Through Writer’s Block

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.

About Joel Bauer

Joel Bauer
Joel M. Bauer is a 43-year-old U.S. Army Veteran from Four Oaks, NC, which is just outside of Raleigh. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, he attended school at Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts school, in Fort Wayne, IN, where he received his BS in social work and psychology. He has worked in such places as a homeless shelter, a community based treatment center for severe mental illnesses, a school for troubled students, and other social service agencies. His current endeavor is to build The Bottom Line website into a site that inspires both Christians and non-Christians alike, and brings glory to God.

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4 comments

  1. Simple and precise; thank you for this article of encouragement Joel. It is so amazing how God works, He really specializes in mysteries. I love the experience of having Him speak through my fingers. He has a tendency to show up at odd times with odd instructions, but when I obey, the final product is always priceless.

    • Absolutely! When something like our fingers are obedient, you never know the result. If I recall correctly, someone’s fingers wrote about gratitude diaries and now there are a bunch of them in the forums. And that’s a wonderful thing, as God is getting praise He rightfully deserves.
      A lot of times I find small events that happen throughout the day and I wonder, “hmmmm, could I write an article about that?” and I even ponder what the title might be. It’s actually fun, but ultimately God decides what I’m going to write and it’s just a matter of sitting down and writing when God says it’s time. God bless.

  2. Renee

    It is such a privilege to be a writer for Him. That is exactly the process that I go through, and I do the same type of reflection throughout the day. I look forward to what God wants to say and what direction he will lead my writing in. What a blessing to be part of a team that is in tune to his word and encourages one another to keep on following Him.

  3. JLC

    Yes, we must keep our lives free of noise and our mimds free of mental clutter as much as possible to be open to God’s thoughts. I keep a writers notebook with various topics in different stages of writing and flip through it regularly and ask God to impress upon my mind and heart which ones are ready to publish.

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