Today I am featuring a guest post by author Debra Ullrick. She graciously allowed me to post it here. I hope it speaks to you as much as it spoke to me! Even if you aren't a writer, I am sure there are times you feel blocked-- as a parent, a wife, a professional. When we feel blocked Debra has a great strategy for overcoming it.
Recently I had writer's block. It seemed like no matter how hard I tried I couldn't write a word. I had numerous story ideas and had started several, but then, I couldn't figure out what happened next. I would pray and nothing happened. I even got some wonderful advice from my fellow writers and still nothing happened.
Then the Lord showed me I wasn't putting Him first. I was put writing first. Plus, I wasn't trusting Him to write the story through me.
So before I even turned my computer on, I spent time in prayer and in the Word, and when I sat down to write, I simply said, "Lord, You are a creative genius. It is You Who has placed this gift inside of me. It is Your gift. Use me to write the words and the stories that You want written."
The words started to flow again, and I was able to get past the writer's block.
Then today, in the NASB, I stumbled on this scripture in Psalm 139:1-4, and it blew me away.
1O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
2You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
You understand my thought from afar.
3You scrutinize my path and my lying down,
And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.
4Even before there is a word on my tongue,
Behold, O LORD, You know it all.
Even before there is a word/story on my tongue, HE knows it all... the whole story, from beginning to end. That is so freeing to me. I no longer have to stress over what happens next. I just need to remember that HE knows and allow Him to work through me because, after all, He is INTIMATELY acquainted with ALL my ways.
Just think, He cares about our writing intimately. Doesn't get more personal than that.
To find out about Debra's writing go to www.debraullrick.com