Have you ever had an idea where you wanted to stop everything to write about it, accomplish it, or journey through it?
I had that last night. As I was brushing my teeth. Let me tell you how hard it is to try to process an idea while brushing said teeth while wanting to be writing it all down. IMPOSSIBLE. 🙂 I don’t think I made it in time to write all of the ideas… but I got most of them. And then I thought of writing this blog post.
Sometimes God places ideas within that burn, that develop and have a voice before the words even reach the page for me. These ideas come from seemingly nowhere and take on a life and a character all their own. They become a part of me.
Or is it that the ideas have always been there and that God is now simply letting them loose within me because I can handle the challenge or I have experienced something that will help it resonate with others.
As some of you know, I’m an aspiring writer. I haven’t shared a lot of my work recently because I simply have not been writing – outside of this space – regularly. As I wrote about habits yesterday… this is another habit I need to change. I need to become the writer that God has given the ideas to so that He can be glorified through them.
But as with any habit it’s so easy to get distracted. To find yourself busy with reading the latest book, or on Facebook/Twitter, or maybe even just simply watching your favorite television program. Distractions come so easily.
And the distractions must be fought.
God planted this seed of an idea within me a couple of weeks ago… and last night it took life. It grew roots. I can’t wait to see where this idea — this blessing — is going to take me. I’m sure it will be quite a journey, but I know it will be worth it.