I can’t tell you how many people I have talked to who have shared they want to write a book. I see the excitement in their eyes until I ask them why they haven’t written it yet. The reasons range from not feeling qualified to write to being unsure if anyone would read their work. What happens then is the dream lays dormant and often goes unfulfilled.
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work” (Colin Powell). I shared this quote because I believe many think writing is something that happens magically, and the words appear on the pages flawlessly and perfectly phrased by the author. This can be intimidating when you know this is not how writing works for you. The truth is every writer must edit and read their work, again and again, to get it just the way they desire. Writing requires dedication and re-writes.
“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe” (Gail Devers). There are some key points in this quote that I want to share with you today to help you reawaken the dream God placed in you.
Let me leave you with this Scripture:
Romans 8:28 NLT ~ And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
If we put in the work to develop our craft as a writer, we must have the faith that God will work all our efforts (and even our setbacks) for His purpose. That’s the key here, our gift as writers is not to build ourselves, but to work according to God’s plan. Go ahead, step out in faith and allow Him to reawaken the writer’s anointing inside of you! It’s time to bloom!
Prayer: Father, reawaken the vision inside of your sons and daughters. Many of put the dream on hold because of doubt of fear. Some have become discouraged. Others don’t see the ability in themselves. Whatever the reason, God help us to reawaken in us your vision. Give us the strategies and plans so we can run boldly with passion and purpose on this journey as the writer. Bring the resources, the finances and the recognition needed so we can share what You have for us to share. We honor You today and say thank you. In Jesus name, Amen.
 Brainy Quotes. The quote from Colin Powell and Gail Devers was cited from BrainyQuotes.com. https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/dreams
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Hi! I'm Dr. Jewel D. Williams. I am a wife, mother of 3 beautiful girls, lead pastor of Vision & Education at Abundant Life Worship Center. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses at a Christian college. Additionally, I am an author and CEO of Tri-Production Publishing, Inc. What is important about it all is I love to serve. I was "Saved to Serve."