I haven’t posted anything in a while and it is frustrating me. I have so many thoughts and ideas floating around in my head but struggle with putting words to them that would make sense and/or would be enjoyed by others reading them. Reading my Bible and other books, doing a bible study in a group, reading and commenting on others’ blogs, and just general thoughts about things important to me are all jumbled up in my head; so I thought tonight, why not just write a silly little blog post about not being able to write a blog post! 🙂
What are some things I can do to get my thoughts organized or my brain organized? (that is a task in itself!) I can write down my ideas and some of them I have written about in my journal, but not put into more interesting words. Yes I know, I should just try rewriting those thoughts in my journal and even expound on them. Why does that sometimes seem like a hard task when it really is not. Ahhh the excuses I can come up with! Not enough hours in the day, I will do it when I finish something else, my mind is blank, too tired and on and on ad nauseum!
I can pray about it and ask God to guide me with the words so that they are pleasing to Him. After all, that is what I do when I am writing in my personal journal and it works most of the time. I can make an “appointment” with myself to work on writing things; perhaps a change of scenery like relaxing outdoors, going to the park, the library, a coffee shop. Lots of ideas I need to try on for size and just jump right into them.
I came across a couple of Bible verses that are encouraging and can pertain to the issues of not being able to put words to ideas and transfer them to “paper”, i.e. the computer screen.
Colossians 3: 23,24 (amplified)
23 Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men,
24 Knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord [and not from men] that you will receive the inheritance which is your [real] reward. [The One Whom] you are actually serving [is] the Lord Christ (the Messiah).
1 Peter 4:10 (amplified)
10 As each of you has received a gift (a particular spiritual talent, a gracious divine endowment), employ it for one another as [befits] good trustees of God’s many-sided grace [faithful stewards of the [a]extremely diverse powers and gifts granted to Christians by unmerited favor].
Writing my words to be pleasing to God and letting him be my guide, my critic is, I think, a positive step to take.
I welcome suggestions from others. What works for you when you get stuck in limbo? How do you jump start yourself to write? Thanks in advance for reading this little blurb and for any hints you may share. I look forward to writing again this week while I have a few days off from work.