“When all else fails, write what your heart tells you. You can’t depend on your eyes, when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain
Writer, there is a story in your heart. Perhaps it’s that one that’s been burning in your imagination for as long as you can remember. Or maybe it came in a moment of inspiration. However it came, I want to encourage you—
It is enough.
Sometimes, all your story needs is the freedom to begin growing.
Allow your story to start small. Allow it to grow. Allow it to express its own uniqueness. There will be time for edits. Time for refinement. But when we are young, we grow by exploration and play. And your story is no different.
“Do not despise the day of small beginnings.” – Zechariah 4:10
We all began as a spark too small to be seen with the naked eye. So don’t be discouraged, writer. Your story may seem small. Sometimes, it may seem messy. But maturity comes on the other side of mess and play.
Freedom can be scary sometimes. It’s so…wide open. But freedom spurs creativity and growth and is necessary for fulfillment. Plus, freedom begats freedom. This is why our King initiated the messy process of creation. And this is why He gives us and grows us through freedom now.
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” – 2 Corinthians 3:17-18
So, I encourage you today, writer, to follow the lead of your King. Allow your story—and yourself—the freedom to be small, to be imperfect, to be messy as you both grows. Though it seems counterintuitive, as you do, you will be giving your story and yourself the very best opportunity to be everything you were meant to be.
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