- Religion and Philosophy
Why We Write
What makes a writer write? Writing is an expression of the writer's soul. It is who we are. It is what we are about. It is our very being. We write not because of what we are, but because of who we are.
We write about things that matter to us. We write about things that matter to others. We write, whether fiction or non-fiction, to expose our soul - that very deepest part of our being.
We write to connect to those who read us. In turn, our readers feed us; push us harder and stretch us further. As they read, We are in their memory - in their thoughts. We become a part of them. What a privilege!
So the question becomes, what are you writing? What are you sharing? God has given you, through the written word, the ability to affect people's lives for eternity. Are you affecting them positively or negatively?
With every privilege comes responsibility. You, that have been entrusted with the gift of writing, how are you handling your responsibility? Are you writing responsibly with others in mind? Oh yes, bare your soul, but do it in a way that edifies and builds your readers.
So remember, be passionate about what you do. Wear the name Writer proudly. But ultimately write every word for the glory of the Lord. He has entrusted you with the gift. Now you guard it and protect it as you write for HIm.