I spent a huge chunk of my day writing. In fact, except for a couple of meetings here and there, writing consumed everything else. Frankly, I find the process laborious and messy; but there’s such deep satisfaction at the final product.
My joy in this final product is not that all of my ideas are synthesized into a cohesive whole. It’s that the ideas that were banging around in my head for so long have been dropped into their proper places. My head is more clear, my purpose more focused and the voice of God more relevant. I feel better equipped to handle new revelational download.
For me, writing is work. Hard work. It doesn’t always come easy, and my computer screen is usually overwhelmingly cluttered long before any discernible pattern emerges. I don’t like that phase of the process, and too often I’ve given up too soon.
It seems that God’s work in my life follows the same pattern: messy before clean. And again, my patterns emerge: give up too quickly. But when I hang in there–endure through the messiness, a masterpiece is born.
Here’s to a well-written piece: whether it be on paper or in the heart. And here’s to all those with the courage to endure.