Greetings reading friends and new subscribers! David here with an Author Reflection.
It is possible, even probable, that you imagine me to be a full time writer living in a fictional world wherein the good guys always come out on top. Well, however much I prefer that world of fiction sometimes over reality, I am like you—a Christian who seeks to serve God in a new and profound way each day—but I often struggle to do so.
And in truth, I don’t write as much as I used to. The demands of full time ministry (teaching and counseling) steal me away from my scribbling pad quite often. Discouragements in the form of opposition (even demonically inspired) are a constant enemy in ministry, as many of you know, and require prayer and faithfulness to just make it through the day.
The hindrance of “writer’s block” plagues many authors. But I have one remedy for myself—push on through and work harder!
That is a principle I urge you to take to heart in your own life of opposition. When hard times oppress, and serving God with your life seems the bleakest, that’s when you need to push on through and trust more deeply. God is most glorified when we trust despite the dark moments. A very bright eternity awaits us!
See you in the field!
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COMING UP: Join us MONDAY for short story “Washed Away,” another of D.I. Telbat’s Last Stand Chronicles, featuring singing artist Francesca Battistelli. And next WEDNESDAY, David shares a page from his Recent Research on Sea Scribe called “Light Pollution can Block Navigation.”