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Breaking Through Spiritual Blocks to Writing

April 12, 201222 Comments

Some will read this post who blog as a ministry, and yet there will be others who just love God and write creatively because they have a gift and grace to write.  What ever your particulars are you have probably come up to the block in the road more often than the fork!  You’ve probably sat down with an idea only to have it evade you minutes later.  You’ve probably experienced more times when you’re thinking about what to write, instead of writing!  You’ve probably experienced times when ideas were coming to you non-stop, untill you got to your computer!  If you identify with any of this read on…

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.  (Eph 2:10)

Having the right beliefs about God and your writing is ground zero.  The wrong beliefs will derail you; its more than just “believing in ourselves”, we need to believe rightly in God.  Understand that God created you for good works, to the intent that you live in them and actually do them. If you know God has burdened you to write, then this is your “good work”.  Do it with all diligence until He says otherwise.  Know that this is His will for you, and continue in it, untill He stops you.  Know that God is fully backing and supporting you in your writing; you are not alone, He’s with you.  Your writing is one of the many “good works” He has prepared for you, so do it in confidence, and full assurance that God is on your side.  When a wrong belief comes in like, “God could care less if I write”. How do you feel about writing? How much energy do you put into to it? A wrong belief is that simple, not that God isn’t there, but that He doesn’t care, and we can lose the very backing God is for us.

So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.  (Mat 17:20)

The disciples had cast out plenty of demons until they got to this boy!  You have written and written, ideas have flowed, but you got stuck.  It happens to the best of us.  While right belief is critical, not allowing unbelief to reside in us, is essential.  Unbelief will sink us!  Unbelief works subtly and hides in our wavering about God’s intent towards our writing, it keeps us going back and forth over God’s gifting of us, God’s intent towards us, and the effectiveness of our writing. If unbelief remains the result will be “not many mighty works”, or no post for the day, week or month, yikes!  Unbelief will rob you of the confidence in God’s ability to inspire, guide you and serve others through what you are writing.  This confidence is needed and stands as a launching ground for your writing.  Loose the confidence and the writing will be next.

One sign of unbelief is when we are not settled or insecure about our work.  It’s expressed like this, “Is anybody going to read this?”, or “Nobody is going to care or they’re just going to laugh when read this!”  If these thoughts run rampant in our minds unbelief will be the victor and we’ll find it more difficult to write, if we write at all.  This has probably aborted more posts than any other thing I’ve mentioned.  It’s a direct blow at our hearts and God’s, the very one who’s gifted us, and works in us.  The Apostle James said that if we ask for wisdom, but doubt, we won’t receive; we’ll cut ourselves off from receiving from the One who gives liberally! (Jas 1:5-7) It stands also that when we pray we must believe that we receive what we asked for! (Mark 11:24)  It has been said like this, the beauty of child like faith is not that its great, but that it’s absent of doubt!

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.  (2 Co 9:8)

You’ve set your schedule to write, now what are you relying on for your writing to actually happen?  Lets not look at the above scripture with our “religious” glasses on, if we do we’ll conclude that God is only talking about “church” stuff, or preaching the Gospel, when He’s not!  He’s talking about you having “all sufficiency in all things (including writing), may have an abundance for every good work” To answer the question, we need to rely on God’s grace, that’s our sufficiency, that is whats going to keep the ideas coming, the pen writing, the keyboard typing, and the posts going!

We all have those times when we come to a road block, and can’t write. But we don’t have to stay stuck and we can experience more times when we are at the fork in the road instead of the road block!  Not being sufficient in your writing, is not God’s plan for you.  In the next post I’m going to lay out, how worship should fuel your work, staying clear to receive, busting unbelief, and keeping the eyes of your hearts open so that you can write and walk out the good works God has prepared for you!

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  1. This was pure inspiration for me, Thomas. Looking forward to your next post!

    God bless you.

  2. You know it’s interesting, I have written before, but blogging and faithfully putting my heart into it each week has opened an area in me that had been dormant for a while. I realize now the act is reaching core depths and spirit is shining forth. Thank you for your inspiring words.

  3. jesusmyjoy says:

    wonderful, i wrote a devotion yesterday on hoarding. someone wrote me back telling me not to judge others..i never intended it to be judging..will you read it, tell me what you think, God bless you.

  4. Hi Klarion,
    I would like to add you to my blogroll.

  5. Mel says:

    I needed to read this today. Thanks for posting!!

  6. Ben Schmidt says:

    You nailed it about the “Nobody’s gonna read this stuff” comment. Thanks. Mel, above, referred me to this posting. Glad she did…What is your writing background/history, KlarionK.?

    • KlarionKall says:

      I am so glad you found the post and enjoyed it, thanks for reading and commenting.

      I love to read, and write and I’ve been doing both since I was 12. God’s given me the grace and calling as a pastor, and a natural gift to write and speak. I truly am just humbled by Him Other than that just a man who loves God and am thankful for what He’s done and doing in my life.

  7. Ohbygolly says:

    Ha, I’ve been avoiding time at the computer today because I had let doubt set in–believing lies really–“You have so much to learn in your writing style, so in the mean time you will look like a fool if you keep trying.” “You keep mixing up your tenses” “No one is reading anyhow. ”
    So I finally sat down and through a maze of bloggers that had liked my posts I found your little avatar and read this. Thank you for sharing! A great reminder in how your faith affects everything. We must take these deceiving thoughts captive and replace it with words of truth.

    • Thomas Smith says:

      I am so glad you found that post, and that it help to strengthen your faith. I pray that God will bless your writing and that it will give Him glory.

  8. The Third says:

    Wow! This was great! Thanks for recommending this to me!

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