There are some posts I want to write.
There are other posts I feel like God is telling me to write.
The difference between the two is very apparent to me.
When God wants me to write something, the seed of the subject that He plants in my mind grows and grows until it becomes so large I can’t ignore it. I am compelled to write until the thought is out, roots and all. Even when I don’t know what I’m going to say, once I sit down at the computer, my fingers begin to type and the words start flowing. Once I see the finished product, I am amazed at what just happened because I know that although those are my words, they are not my thoughts. At least, they weren’t until I put into writing what God put on my heart and mind. Rarely do I re-write these posts.
If any of the words and thoughts in my blog resonate with any of you it’s not because I am such a great writer; rather, it’s because I let God do the talking and my fingers do the walking.
On the other hand, when I write something that I want to write about, the words don’t flow as easily, and it seems I am forever re-writing it even after it’s been published. It’s not that I have trouble coming up with ideas to write about. It’s more like it is a tremendous effort for me to turn my thoughts into words. At the very least, words that when strung together, make sense to other people.
I don’t understand why my blogging efforts seem to work this way. The only thing I can attribute it to is the verses found in Isaiah 55:8-9, which pretty much sums up a lot in life:
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”