Writers and the Road to Golgotha
by Tina Yeager
“Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha)”
(John 19:17, NIV).
Suffering daunts the writer’s journey. The world strips us of our financial status and scourges our backs with discouragement. Industry and family members from whom we seek support might respond with rejection. Audiences who praise us in high moments may turn away in the next instant. As we struggle uphill on our destined path, loneliness and spiritual despair can cause us to stumble.
Our humiliations and heart-scars might tempt us to question whether our sacrifice of words costs too much. Of our families. Of us. We cry out to God, wondering if the author of our destiny has abandoned us.
Trials craft a convincing illusion of isolation. Jabs at our minds render us blind to the truth beyond our pain. We seek answers but to the wrong queries.
I often ask God why I face hardships on a journey I seem too weak to complete. In my fatigue, I often fail to realize I’m not alone. The Lord sends Simeon-like believers to help carry my burdens. And Christ, who walked this road ahead, remains ever at my side.
As I meditate upon my Redeemer’s road to Golgotha, the actual point of his story grows clear. Jesus endured betrayal, scourging, and the journey to crucifixion for love’s sake. He took each excruciating step with a greater purpose in mind. He sacrificed himself to lead us into eternal life.
The Lord calls me to follow him through these writer’s hardships, which fall short of those he overcame at Golgotha. Am I persevering like Jesus?
Christian writing involves struggle and sacrifice, but endurance proves meaningless if I fail to walk this road for love’s sake. As I endeavor to follow my Savior, I must serve his goal of leading the world toward eternal life.
Savior, please shape my vision and character to better reflect yours. Guide me to bear your messages with your heart for the world. Amen.
Award-winning author, speaker, licensed counselor, and life coach, Tina encourages audiences to fulfill their potential. Her 10-week, ten-minutes-a-day Subdue Stress and Anxiety course features 15 expert presenters. She hosts the Flourish-Meant podcast. Check out Beautiful Warrior: Finding Victory Over the Lies Formed Against You and Upcycled: Crafted for a Purpose (Bold Vision, 2022). Connect with Tina at tinayeager.com.
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Beauty, insight and wisdom. Thank you, Tina, Beautiful Warrior for the Lord and for the hearts, minds and mission of fellow writers.