A new article by David G. Johnson about three types of authors
Being an author: hobby, career, or calling
It’s definitely worth a read. It helps to know your place. That is extremely important.
Writing’s just a part of my call. As I’ve said before, I’m a teacher. Writing, drawing, designing, and the rest are the tools I use. But what is the focus of my life?
What about you?
Understanding your call includes knowing yourself honestly and well. What have you been given to work with? God won’t give you a call without supplying your needs. But it’s critical to see the difference between guidance and temptation.
If the Lord has called, the enemy will try to make things confusing and difficult. Of course, faith will see you through. It’s all about trusting Him to help, so your efforts can be fruitful.
Being a disciple
Bottomline, this is your call. Amateur, professional, or gifted, your discipleship is what matters. God is training you to become what He designed. Your writing is part of that, if you’re an author. But the important realization is your position and mission in the Kingdom.
Your writing may turn out to be small part of your walk with the Lord. Conversely, it may be your main vehicle for sharing Truth. It might be your source of support to enable your ministry. Even if your writing is relaxation and therapy as a break from your high-pressure daily work.
What matters is your call
The fit of your writing is very important. What you are matters to the Lord. Your training and discipline are key to the development of your character—and that’s important to Jesus.
The focus of my life? I’m a warrior in service of my King. How about you?