Friday, July 27, 2012

The Joy and Pain of Writing

     Oh my, it's been awhile, hasn't it?  This wasn't how I planned it.  Things don't always go as I plan.  Some of it is my fault.  Some of it is this thing we call 'LIFE'.  But I have made a promise to myself to do better. 
     Have you figured out what I'm talking about yet? 
     Well, I am talking about making regular blog posts.  If the blog posts in my mind could go directly to this site without me ever having to touch the keyboard, I would have several, and I mean NUMEROUS, blog posts for you to read.  But, it doesn't work that way.
     Most of us have this problem with something in our lives.  But I've heard that writers especially have it.  I am reminded of what the Apostle Paul said in Romans 7:15 from the New Living Translation:  "I don't understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don't do it.  Instead, I do what I hate."
     Paul definitely wasn't talking about writing.  He was talking about doing the will of God.  But, for some of us writing is the will of God.  Writing is how He wants us to reach others, be a blessing to them, and/or have an impact on their lives. 
     Now, what is the solution?  How do I make sure I am consistent with making blog posts?
     A very wise psychologist and friend once told me, "Leesa, it's butt to chair, pen to paper."  Let me repeat that.  "IT'S BUTT TO CHAIR, PEN TO PAPER."
     That makes perfect sense, doesn't it?  But, it is so easy to see all the things around us that 'need' to get done.  We then lose our focus and do the things that really are not going to make a difference in the total scheme of things.
     I'm going to do better.  I want to do better.  I HAVE to do better.  There are so many things I want to share.  There are many lessons I've learned over the years that I want to tell you all about.  I don't want others to make the same mistakes I've made if there is any way to prevent it.
     There will be more to come soon.  I promise.