Is There Room for me at the Writers’ Table?

by Crystal Storms


“A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before the great”

(Proverbs 18:16, ESV)


Have you ever heard a writer friend’s good news and wondered if there was room for you too? Publishers only publish a certain amount of books. Agents only work with so many writers. Magazines only have so many pages to fill.

The writer of Proverbs reminds us that God provides plenty of room for each of us when we share our gifts.

God gave Joseph the gifts of leadership and stewardship. When his brothers sold him into slavery, Joseph’s gifts made room for him as the head of Potiphar’s home. When Potiphar’s wife falsely accused Joseph, his talents opened prison doors and gave him favor with the keeper of the prison.

Others forgot Joseph, but God did not. In his season of waiting, Joseph learned not to rely on his own strengths but to look to God for answers. “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us” (2 Corinthians 4:7, ESV).

The writing gifts and talents God has given us open doors. They put us before the people God appoints for us. They draw the attention of others just as they did for Joseph.

A friend’s success does not lessen what’s available for us. Their success reminds us of what is possible if we continue to steward the gifts and talents God has given us.

Lord, thank you for giving me the gift of writing because it requires me to rely on you. I pray that all I do may bring glory to your holy Name. In Jesus’ precious Name, Amen.



With a heart to encourage, Crystal Storms writes with the purpose of drawing women’s hearts to God. She is a Jesus girl, award-winning author, and artist. Married to her best friend for twenty-four years, Tim and Crystal live in Florida with their sweet Yorkie, Minnie. Learn more at

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