Fearing a Lack of Words
by Crystal Storms
“To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away”
(Matthew 25:29, NLT)
Tuesdays are my blog writing day. I appreciate when God gives me ideas before I sit down. It makes showing up on time to write so much easier because I have a starting point. Sitting down at the computer with a focal concept eases my stress.
Most Tuesdays find me staring at a blank screen. On those days I could choose to read or take a walk to seek inspiration. If I’m motivated to escape my call to write rather than seek prayerful reflection, these choices serve as a distraction instead of sparking my creativity. I fight to center my trust on God’s faithfulness to place a message on my heart, just as he has for past blog posts.
But my confidence rests on more than my past experiences. The Lord offers a promise to anchor us all.
Jesus tells us in the Parable of the Talents that if we use well what we are given, even more will be given unto us. But Jesus also cautions that burying our talents will cause us to lose the little we have.
Three servants received bags of silver in proportion to their abilities. The servant given five bags of silver invested it and earned five more. The servant given two bags of silver did likewise and earned two more. But the servant given one bag of silver buried his bag.
I’ve been that third servant too, burying my talents. Forgetting that where God calls he also equips.
The Amplified Bible states: “For to everyone who has [and values his blessings and gifts from God, and has used them wisely], more will be given, and [he will be richly supplied so that] he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have [because he has ignored or disregarded his blessings and gifts from God], even what he does have will be taken away.”
Creativity grows with use. We can trust that as we write God will continue to provide us with the words for his message.
Lord, thank you for your faithfulness to inspire and refresh my weary mind so I may spread your message. Help me to show up and walk in the truth of your promise that you will continue to inspire me with ideas and words to write. 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-three years, Tim and Crystal live in Florida with their sweet Yorkie, Minnie. Learn more at CrystalStorms.me.