A Ready Writer
by Virginia Grounds
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer”
(Psalm 45:1, NASB).
As a writer called to share God’s word with others, rejection’s sting daunts me. Yet, my passion to write remains. I cannot stop. God fills me with inspiration for putting pen to paper as I spend time with him in the mornings. I relate to the Psalmist’s declaration that “my tongue is the pen of the ready writer” poised and available for the inspiration of the Lord. Rejection of my writing may sting for a moment, but God knows the time and place he will use it for his glory.
My role as a Bible study teacher drives my writing. God’s word has changed my life as I have grown in my faith. The calling he placed on my life is to teach others his word. Therefore, my writing reflects the word of God and how it applies to our lives today.
Just as all writers want others to read their writing, I do too. As a result, I often find myself leaning toward what others want to read. Then I remember what Paul told Timothy about the days when people no longer want sound teaching (2 Timothy 4:3 ESV). They just want their ears tickled to suit their own passions and turn away from the truth. He encouraged Timothy to fulfill his ministry. Therefore, I continue to pursue God’s calling to teach and write for him regardless of popular trends.
Staying true to our calling is a great reminder. As we do, God will guide, inspire, and teach us along the way. Then when the time is right, he will inspire someone to say yes to what we have written.
What a blessing we have as writers to encourage others with God’s inspiration. We must press on toward the upward call of God in our writing that others may grow in their faith too. God has a purpose for every rejection just as he has a purpose for every acceptance of what we write. Therefore, we move forward.
Father, I thank you for those times of rejection knowing you will use what you have given in your time and where you choose. Help me to continually look to you for inspiration, encouragement, and truth. In Jesus’ name, Amen.