Here are a few quotes from Scripture that have been encouraging to me:
“”Brothers and sisters, be all the more eager to confirm your call and election, for if you do this, you will never stumble.” 2 Peter 1:10
“Our inner nature is being renewed day by day.” 2 Corinthians 4:16
These first two have helped me confirm that being a writer is God’s plan for me. And when the rejections are coming in quicker (and more abundantly than I’d like!) the following are a big help.
“Cast all your anxiety on Him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
“Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.” Psalm 37:7
The quote below tells me that it is my responsibility to continue to use my God-given gifts as He intended.
“Master, you handed over to me five talents; see, I have made five more talents.” Matthew 25:20
This last quote is not from the Bilble, but it is one I remember my father saying. I was barely out of my teens when he died, I remember him as a spiritual person, and I fondly remember his words of wisdom. This was his favorite:
“God helps those who help themselves.”
It has been my guide throughout my life.