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It Has A Purpose

by Morgan Mitchell

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it”

(Isaiah 55:11, KJV).


I often question whether my writing does any good. As I create characters, think up devotionals or articles, and craft plots, I wonder, What’s the point? How could a story with romance, law enforcement, and quirky characters do anything for God? Surely my crazy story can’t do anything. Why would people want to hear what I think about this subject?

Sometimes it seems like I’m just wasting my time.

I think God had writers in mind when he inspired Isaiah to speak what later became Isaiah 55:11. The verse helped me realize that God gave me these crazy stories to put down on paper. He wants us to write what’s in our hearts, whether a poem, devotional, or novel. Our opinion matters little if God has a plan for that book. Our job is to write.

The Lord’s authority over our work can prove difficult to accept. We prefer to believe what happens to our writing remains up to us, but it’s not. Fulfillment begins and ends with God. We serve as the tool, not the executor. We write and send out our work, but he helps direct it to the right place. After publication, he inspires readers through our words.

Our writing will never do anything if it sits on our computers. After we’ve done our work by editing, revising, and marketing, there should come a time when we send the manuscript out for God to do with as he wills.

Lord, help me have the courage to write and send out my work. Let it accomplish what you have in mind and give me faith so I will trust you. Help me to listen to your direction for what you want me to write. In Jesus’ name, amen.


Morgan Mitchell headshotMorgan Mitchell is a freelance writer and blogger who loves Jesus, reading, writing, and listening to music. She has been published by The Christian Journal, is an HSLDA essay finalist, a member of Kingdom Pen, and blogs at She often spends time with her family and friends, drinks coffee, scribbles down new article ideas, and serves at her church.

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