Since I was the first one to post on this topic (Advice to Writers) and I’m almost the last one to post for this month, I’d like to share some advice I recently gave myself.
I realized that there are times when I need to let go. For example, do I need to move from one genre to another in my writing? Or, perhaps I should put aside, at least for a while, that book manuscript that has been submitted countless times with no success, so I can concentrate on other writing. Maybe a certain conference or workshop, good as it is, has nothing more to offer me and I’ll want to re-think the money I would spend going to it
I believe that when I can let go of things that aren’t working any longer, I am opening myself more fully to the blessings and opportunities that God has waiting for me. But I need to “unclutter” my life in order to be able to accept them.
I came to this conclusion, in part, when I took my grand-daughter to see the movie “Up.” One of the themes in this movie is how we carry so many things with us on our life’s journey, and many of them have served their purpose. In order to live more fully and happily, we often need to let these things go, difficult as it might be. Even more helpful, and profound, was this Bible reading I discovered at about the same time.
“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Reading this gave me great peace of mind, and I’m now eagerly awaiting what God has planned for me next!
Contributed by Marjorie Flathers