I didn’t know I could write until my Journalism teacher in high school told me so. I didn’t even know how I landed as our school paper’s News Editor when all I wanted to write back then were poems. I’ve written good essays but merely for high grades.
Surprisingly, I survived the year publishing new stories rather than poems. Hey! Our literary editor turned out to be one of my best friends and she published one of my poems! Yay!
Since high school, I started writing. Got publications in our local newspaper and an article in one major national newspaper. But you know, I realized if you are doing something just for yourself, you don’t really get that inspiration to go on and write more. The passion is not there. I wasn’t really using that skill to help others. I wasn’t using that skill to influence others. I was just writing for myself.
I continue writing until I was 25. I just woke up one day and didn’t want to write at all. Maybe, I wrote a couple. But none of those really made sense. Worse, none of those reflected my personal relationship with God. Sad, isn’t it?
But God is good. He wouldn’t allow me to lose that skill. He wouldn’t allow me to just drift away from that skill along with my love for him. God would really have to hit me hard, hard enough to wake up to my senses that I can’t say no to him. Well, that would be another story.
Using my writing skill is one way to chase God’s dream. I still don’t have a clue what it is that God wants me to write but I know he had that purpose for me. He planned me to write something for him. I’m excited.
Starting this blog is a start and I continue to write and write and write. This time for God, and the ministry that He has entrusted me.