by Tina Yeager
“All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
Psalm 139:16, New International Version
Logos. The call first beckoned me from whispering winds in my childhood dreams.
As I grew, writing thrummed as a mystic passion—affection without a clear destiny. I pursued words with youthful infatuation. Unaware of the divine heart from which this sonorous call had come or the intensity with which this attraction would compel me.
The Lord’s voice pealed with clarity into my mind as I reached adulthood. “I have called you to write.”
My initial commitment faded. Distractions chirped and broke my weak embrace. I pursued more “practical” work. For over a decade.
Circumstantial jingles failed to silence the theme song haunting my soul. Drumbeats of Spirit and heart rose to a fervent pitch. I could no longer resist wordcraft’s resounding call.
I submitted to the love-quest, this relational purpose bonding me to words. Yet my immature patience stumbled on the daunting path. My weak devotion to wordcraft inspired an ironic abundance of complaints.
I cried to the Source, “What if I started too late? Am I too old to achieve the goal set for me? The way to the finish line seems further from reach the longer I strive toward it. I can’t see the end of this quest. Who knows if I’ll ever succeed?”
In His infinite supply of the patience I lacked, the Word reassured me. The Author of Life knew my end before He wrote my life’s first whisper. He composed my calling with all its plot twists. Whether or not I saw the earthly outcomes, God had orchestrated my life story with a happy-eternally-after ending in mind.
My role is to trust the Composer and write His words until He declares the last chapter has concluded. So, I listen each moment to the lyrics echoed from His heartbeat into mine. I don’t need to know the end of my story’s theme song. I need to pen today’s love refrain. And trust the Word to write thrumming lines through me in this intimate soul-twined craft of joy and passion. One letter, one line, one beat at a time until He declares this work finished.
Lord, thank You for the patient persistence of Your call and Your Love. Wrap me in Your beautiful lines. Infuse me with Your Spirit’s lyrical words. Take my fingers in Your capable Hand. Guide and strengthen me to pursue your calling with passion and perseverance. Remind me You hold my story. Amen.
Award-winning author, speaker, and licensed therapist, Tina’s passion is to offer encouragement through spoken and written messages. She enjoys writing nonfiction and speculative fiction while coaching online clients through Divine Encouragement, LLC. Tina mentors five chapters in four states with Word Weavers International. Come visit her for a virtual cup of java at divineencouragement.com and tyeagerwrites.com.
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Love this reminder, Tina: “My role is to trust the Composer and write His words until He declares the last chapter has concluded.” Timely word for me. Thank you!