Who Am I?

Who Am I?

I’m in a dry spell with my writing and can’t seem to create.  I’ve managed to scrape together five chapters of my current work in progress, but it’s like fingernails digging into the rock at the bottom of the well to get any words written. There is nothing there.Not saying that my writing isn’t good. It is. I have critique partners who tell me they can’t wait for the next chapter. They say, this will be my best book yet. They claim it is so powerful… but I can’t do it.

 

I’ve questioned whether I’m the right person to write this book. Maybe God meant for it to go to someone else. Someone more talented. Someone better known. A *name*, an author who has a proven track record to write anything, in any genre. Someone like, maybe (insert favorite author’s name). That person is better than me. More important. More talented.

 

But no. God wants me to do it.

 

Why me? I’m insignificant. I’m nobody. Kind of like that poem we were all forced to memorize in Junior High. “I’m nobody. Who are you? Are you nobody too?”

 

Then God reminded me in 2 Corinthians 12:9-11

 

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. I have made a fool of myself, but you drove me to it. I ought to have been commended by you, for I am not in the least inferior to the “super-apostles,” even though I am nothing.   2 Corinthians 12:9-11 (NIV)

 

Yes, Lord. I recognize I can’t do this work without You. And right now I kneel before You, giving You this whole story. If it gets written it will not be because of me, but because of You.

 

In the words of Casting Crowns,

 

Not because of who I am
But because of what You’ve done.
Not because of what I’ve done
But because of who You are.

 

Are you feeling unworthy of a task God called you to do?  Unable to complete it?  Join me in turning it all over to Him, trusting Him to work in you, (and me) so that we may give glory and credit to His name.

 

Lord, please help me to give this assignment to You. Give me the strength to do what You have asked. Help me to say what You want me to say, write what You want me to write, do what You want me to do. And we give You all the glory, and all the honor, and all the praise. Amen.

 

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Laura Hilton About Laura Hilton

Laura Hilton lives and writes in Arkansas, surrounded by her husband and five children. The author of inspirational novels about the Amish, she is also a book reviewer. Find Laura online at: her blog or Facebook page.

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