For I Will Give You Words, by Jodi Whisenhunt

Got writer’s block?  It’s not uncommon for writers to be stumped every now and then.  One day you’re on a roll writing 10 pages of new material, the next nothing.  You sit down to write, and a blank white screen (or page) stares back at you, taunting you, blurring your vision and numbing your mind. 

Some people take a break when their creativity halts.  In his book Writing for the Soul, Jerry B. Jenkins says there is no such thing as writer’s block.  Writing is a job.  Saying you have writer’s block is like a factory worker saying he has worker’s block!  I don’t think the foreman would give anyone a day off for that excuse.  And you shouldn’t give yourself the day off either.

When you feel uninspired, don’t fret.  Don’t get discouraged.  Paul instructs in Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything.”  Through prayer, with a thankful heart, present your requests to God, and He will provide a peace so great it surpasses all understanding (vs. 7).  Sit back, take a deep breath, and relax. 

In Luke chapter 21, Jesus discloses some harrowing information about the end of the age.  But He tells the disciples to “make up your mind not to worry.” (vs. 14)  He assures them in verse 15, “For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.”  So, make the choice to trust that God will guide you.  Seek Him first in all you do, and let Him lead.  He will provide your inspiration.

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