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Puddle Jumper
11-03-2005, 08:21 AM
My job can be rather mundane so I have plenty of time to think and lately I've been thinking through how I want to write my story. And I was thinking ahead about getting published and my thought was, no one would probably publish this story, it portrays problems with the church.

But every time I've thought that another thought has gone through my head - don't worry about getting published. If it's God's will, it will be. If not, maybe he had another reason for you writing this story.

So I thought I would share that here and maybe, hopefully, offer some encouragement. That just trust God with what you write and allow His will to be done. Because maybe your story is meant for the world to read, maybe it was meant for you alone to work things out in your life. Maybe it was meant for just those you know to read.

In any case, the moral to my story is - don't worry about getting published, give all worry to God and give Him control over what you write and what happens to it. :)

September skies
11-03-2005, 08:36 AM
I'm not worried. :) I just write because it's what I love to do. And I know that someday one of my stories will be published. (besides the SOS one)

Robin Bayne
12-01-2005, 03:32 AM
In any case, the moral to my story is - don't worry about getting published, give all worry to God and give Him control over what you write and what happens to it. :)

Great post!! Giving Him ultimate control is hard to do, but takes the pressure off of us. It allows us to concentrate more on the work.

Betty W01
12-06-2005, 01:17 AM
Someone once told me that they figured that maybe the only person who was meant to read what they wrote was whatever editor read it and rejected it. That was a big encouragement to me at the time. I hope it helps someone else, too!

DrCaelinPaul
12-07-2005, 01:52 AM
Any time I sit down to write something, I think about a person in my life that would like to hear what I write. I then write the poem, story, or novel and present it to them as a gift. Generally, then I can be assured at least one other person in the universe will read my writing :)