Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sticky Note: Longings

"Hold all longings to be published in an open hand with a heart willing to follow God's leading even if it means leading you away from your dream. Work at the craft with all of your heart, as working for God not men. Pray for guidance and wisdom and a teachable spirit. Don't ever think your words are golden and can never be changed. The only truly inspired Book has already been written. The rest of us need to rewrite until we get it just right.

Above all, be sensitive and obedient to do and to go where God is calling you to go. It is more important to be in the center of God's will than it is to be a published author. But also, hang onto the dreams God gives you until He tells you to let them go. In His time, all things will come together just as He's planned."


Jill Eileen Smith, from an interview at Writing for Christ

7 comments :

  1. Amen!!!! "It is more important to be in the center of God's will than it is to be a published author " or anything or anywhere else!

    Great quotes.

    Kathleen

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  2. Sweet words. I tend to get lost in the push of it all and forget to consult the One who gave the talent in the first place!

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  3. I love that, esp. that the rest of us are all just trying to get it right. Thanks for this.

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  4. That's a lovely reminder of what our priority should be. Thanks.

    Carla, I was given the Honest Scrap Award, and chose to pass it on to you. If you would like to accept it, stop by my blog: http://thewritingplace.wordpress.com/2010/02/20/honest-scrap-award-recipient/

    Carol

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  5. Wonderful. With your kind permission, I'd like to put this up on Moonboat Cafe with a link to your blog!

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  6. Such a wonderful quote, Carla. When I pray for my writing friends I always pray with this thought in mind as sometimes it isn't His best for a person to be published. He is so wise and good to withhold from us the things that might harm us in the long run. Oh to trust Him for that!

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  7. "hang onto the dreams God gives you until He tells you to let them go"

    Love that! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my blog. I love meeting new writing friends!

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