This post is a part of Five minute Friday, a writing flash mob that happens every week when writers are prompted by a single word to write for 5 minutes without any major editing. Just raw thoughts and emotions. You can find out more and/or join the party here.
Because today I need a reminder, and maybe you were wondering.
Why do I write?
When I started this blog it was simply because God said to write. So, I stood on the promise that He doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called, and I wrote. I closed my eyes and I pushed publish!
I write because I am called to write. Of this I am certain.
I write because when I don’t everything gets all discombobulated. I feel unsettled, unfocused, and useless.
I write because when I sit down and pour the words that have been rolling around in my head out onto paper, things in my world seem to fall into place. I feel centered, focused and tapped into God’s vision for my life.
As I look back at my life I can see that I have always written. As a child I would make up plays and act them out on the banks of a stream that ran through the neighbor’s yard, or in the bathtub. 🙂 I have a folder of stories I wrote in elementary school. I wrote articles for my high school yearbooks, and somewhere around here I have a collection of other things I have written. I never thought much of it back then, but I have always written.
I write because I have a story to tell.
I write because somewhere there is someone who needs to hear my story.
I write because I am a writer. Of this one thing I am certain. This one path I can see laid out in front of me.
I write because it is my right now calling.
What are you called to do right now?