Why Can't I write
Why Can’t I Write?
Some people call it writers block, some call it lack of inspiration; others call it a creative slow down; I on the other hand don’t know what to call it. I would be lying if I said I have a lack of inspiration because plenty of things have occurred for me to write about. I can’t say that I have a “creative slow down” because I have written about 2 full-on post and deleted them both. So at this point I figured it was time to consult with God. (which is the first thing I should do) I asked Him what I should write about since I haven’t posted anything since the end of February. I told you all I would be more consistent about writing but now I have gone a whole month and not put anything out… How is that consistency?
After a few failed attempts and some discouragement I realized I was trying to force something. I wanted to write about some stuff that was on my heart, but nothing would click and usually that is always God’s way of saying it’s not time to write about that or maybe I still need to pass that test.
I laid in the bed the other night God downloaded a whole lot of things to me and I just assumed that I needed to write about that, but I could never get peace about it and I could never get things to flow. I started to stress. Unnecessary stress? Yes. But, I felt like I was failing.
God was like Brittany the real reason YOU have nothing to write about is because YOU are trying to do it without incorporating me and that’s the real issue!
I know everyone isn’t a writer and can’t relate to have “writers block” BUT there is something that you have given up on or let fall by the wayside because you can’t seem to get confirmation from God or you can’t shake fear… and it’s because you have shut God out the equation.
I got two things for you…
Fear is paralyzing. Fear is truly a lack of faith. Do you think God is going to let you fail? If He gave you this mission then what makes you think he is going to let you down? Let me tell you something… He isn’t! He’s got you. I know this sounds so simple… you know why… IT IS! We make it so hard. We make things ridiculously complex BUT if God is in it He’s got it. Stop allowing fear to cripple you. It’s stopping you from something that could completely change your life. You are scared because you are trying to do this by yourself but God never intended for it to be done that way. Incorporate Him back into the equation.
I know these “tips” are not rocket science but they are necessary reminders because we get so caught up in ignoring God and thinking He isn’t “working” or speaking to us. He is ready to be involved… again.
I am writing to encourage y’all right now BUT my heart is being uplifted as well because God gave me this blog and he wants the glory from it and whenever I try and write for myself or my glory God constantly reminds me that it’s not about me.
It’s all about Him y’all. Stop making it about you. Stop leaning to your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5-6) Stop being paralyzed by fear. It’s time to write even when you don’t know what to say. It’s time to go even when you don’t know where. Time to do it when he says do it. Be that person that person he has called you to be not the person you “think” you are supposed to be.
*Some Friendly Reminders*
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
2 Samuel 7:28 Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.
Psalms 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
Psalms 50:3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
4/17/2018 02:49:54 pm
Your words of encouragement are a balm. And your gentle shove to lean to seek to yield is my goal. Thanks so much for sharing. God bless you.
4/17/2018 03:23:03 pm
I can not count the times that I am tried to force doors to be opened for what I THOUGHT was for my good. I truly can say that I thank Him for shutting those down. I'm slowly but surely learning to trust Him and His timing. Thanks for the encouraging words. You never know who might need them.
4/17/2018 05:12:56 pm
Brittany, thanks for the reminder. It really is all about Him!
D. G. Joseph
4/18/2018 06:43:19 am
As a fellow blogger/writer - I know all too well about this. Birthing an idea or a thought can be excruciatingly painful when we leave God out. He is the inspiration of all good things, whether people acknowledge Him or not. I am again encouraged by the candor, thoughtfulness and honesty of this piece. Thanks so much Brittany!
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