In this busy world, everyone seems to be in a rush. We are trained to be practical in order to be taken seriously and spontaneous in order to stay competitive. Writing, as an instrument for productive living, has little or no appeal to the crowded minds of a 21st-century citizen. Yet, this is a powerful tool employed through the ages by kings (kings like Solomon and David were writers) and explored by the greatest humans who ever walked the planets. It is fundamental to your healing, a strategy for an enduring victory, and a secret for fulfilling destiny. You do not have to be grand with words, like a poet, or vast with language, like scholars, to write. We see in the scriptures how God commanded the learned and the crude to write their dealings and inspired the hearts and hands of artisans to trap down their experiences in the vault of time through scribbles. Because they wrote their experiences and encounters, we are grateful to have the bible to turn to today for counsel and direction. Without writing, you might be lost in the labyrinth of life, become clueless at crossroads, and drift downward with every tide surging at you.
WRITING HELPS YOUR INNER HEALING: No matter the weight of your burden, the depth of your brokenness, and the pain from a festering wound in your heart, it is not just enough to pray about it and study the word of God alone. God wants you to diligently document your experiences as He walks you through the process of your healing. He says “give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to all their flesh” (Proverbs 4: 20). “The faintest ink is better than the sharpest memory.” Through writing, you can make a complex situation plain, document the wisdom of God for your healing in its purest form, and meditate on the promises for your health.
WRITING AIDS YOUR VICTORY: I don’t know how high your hills are, the foes you contend with daily and the battles you love to win, but according to the Word of God, the act of writing (or being guided by the written word) can serve as a lamp to your feet and a light to your path (Psalm 119: 105). Winners are writers; they do not throw away the past (even if it’s unpleasant) in their bid to lay hold of the future. They understand the value of treasured experience as it guides them to their victory.
WRITING GUIDES YOU TO YOUR DESTINY: Just as the Lord commanded His prophet in Habakkuk 2: 2-3, He is also saying to you today, “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets… for the vision is yet for an appointed time…though it tarries, wait for it, because it will surely come.” Writing will not only help your healing or give you victory in all your battles; it will serve as your compass and companion in destiny. God will sometimes whisper or inspire you to envision the future He has ordained for you, it will be at your disadvantage if you do not learn to trap these kinds of dealings down through writing.
Make writing a part of you; be intentional about making it your habit, and see how you heal, rise, and win.
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Blessings & Breakthroughs,
Pamela D. Smith