Today I'm joining the Five Minute Friday link up with the prompt "Write". I will write for 5 minutes flat with no editing. Here goes...
Write. It's what I like to do. It's also one of the things that frustrates me the most. I promised myself I would do more of it this year. I want to. I write in my head all the time. But time never seems adequate enough to get it down on paper or to sit at a keyboard and let it flow.
I see the value in writing. Yet, I have two blogs that I don't write on a enough. A prayer journal that "should be" fuller. Letters, emails, blog posts and journal entries that stay in my head. Things I could write to encourage others and even myself. Why don't I write more?
Lack of time. Busyness. Writers block and fuzzy thoughts some days. Or maybe I don't write because I'm not disciplined enough. Or because I'm such a perfectionist that my words never seem good enough. Maybe it's a combination of these things.
But each time I think I will quit, I'm reminded of something I wrote that stuck (in my heart and mind or someone else's). Each time I feel overwhelmed and wonder if it matters, someone tells me how much a certain post, handwritten message or email helped them....or compelled them...or encouraged them. When I start to think that everything else is "more important", I'm reminded (again) that it certainly does matters. My words matter. What I write matters. And it matter Who I'm ultimately writing it for!
Fact: I need to take the time to write. It's an outlet and a ministry opportunity.
So I wrote today, here and there. And I will continue to try to write as He leads, letting go of the rest.
How about you? Do you write? Remember, it does matter.
Today I am joining the 5 Minute Friday link up with the prompt "Write". I wrote for 5 minutes without editing. To see what others had to say on this subject, click the link above!