My friend said this to me last week and I wanted to share it with you:
We're all gifted with a writing strength - that thing that comes easy and makes us want to keep working.
And we're all gifted with a writing weakness - that thing that forces us to rely on God and devote ourselves to becoming better.
Notice both the strength and the weakness are gifts.
If you are a writer-- of fiction or nonfiction-- what is your strength? What is your weakness? Do you acknowledge them both as such?
I am in the process of defining both in my life. I can reel off my weaknesses with no problem. I am finding it's harder to point out my own strengths. And yet, I want to praise God for both of these gifts. Not in a boastful way, but in a humble, "thank You for these gifts" way.
Strengths and weaknesses. We bring both to the table. The challenge is to see them clearly and maintain a thankful attitude for both.
If you haven't identified your strengths and weaknesses, spend time today doing so. It's a challenging process, I will warn you!