Wednesday, February 5, 2014

I always want to write something profound and inspiring, wherever I am. I want to move people. I want people to read what I have written and go "wow." And I never can reach that mark. I have this magnet word puzzle hanging on my wall and every now and then I will make a sentence or two to try and inspire myself and the people who enter my room. But everything I put up there sounds cheesy. Why? Perhaps I try too hard. I want to sound so great, so intelligent, so wonderful, so whatever that it just turns out bad. When I speak to people sometimes it just sounds dumb despite my efforts to come across as brilliant. The only place I don't have trouble with this is when I write my novels. But here's the thing. I don't write my novels. I close my eyes and just let God write the story and I watch from the sidelines. Well maybe that is what I should be doing in all areas of communication. When I'm speaking to my friends, the neighbor down the street or the cashier at Walmart I should just close my eyes and let the Holy Spirit take over. Because it's not about me being brilliant. It's about Jesus. I want him to shine through every word I speak and write. I want people to read what I write or hear what I say without seeing me. Just see Jesus. Because He is what life is all about, not me.

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