That’s where God comes in. Good writing is showing, not telling our beliefs. Readers can better learn from seeing our characters’ experiences rather than hearing about them. The challenge is knowing which scenes to create, and how best to relate their message.
So, how do we know God’s place in our writing, exactly? We show what the Lord has done in our lives, what He is doing, and what He promised to do. Some of us have heard audible voices, or have received His direction from others. We have to listen for it.
God created our lives and so has a hand in everything we are, everything we do, and all we’ll ever accomplished. If we believe and open our hearts, He’ll guide our lives, become the map that sets forth what we’re expected to achieve.
Phil 2:13—For it is God who works in you, BOTH to will and to do for His good pleasure.
2 Sam 22: 34—He makes my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on my high places.
You can face the ‘mountain’ of writing a book and tell yourself, I’m going to touch many lives with my story. That is God, cheering you on, pushing you to work harder, so that you will become your best and accomplish His will.
In God’s hands we are nothing but PENCILS, but that is everything.
Paulyn Aneke is from Anambra in Nigeria and enjoys writing romance and romantic suspense. When she's not working as a clinical instructor in the School of Nursing, she's singing, reading, or, of course, writing.
Paulyn is most grateful for her two children, ages six and eight, and for her husband who is a source of moral support and who believes in her desire to write and show God's love.