Every year I ask the Lord to show me a word/theme He wants me to learn, grow and improve upon. For 2015 it was 'believe'. I'd like to say I made some major progress in the area, but I'm not sure if I can attest to that. I failed to believe doors would open in my writing career and guess what… they didn't open.
While I admitted to the Lord my lack of success in catching the lessons He had for me last year, I'm thankful He doesn't leave us in our misery. Instead He began to stir in me my word for 2016 - faith. I can believe all I want for something to happen or things to change in my writing career (and life in general), but without faith, I won't get very far. Of course I also need to put actions to work along with faith. J
Instead of dwelling on the past failures, I'm choosing to make this my theme verse for the year.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 (HCSB)
I don't know what will enfold in 2016, but I trust God to work His will, His way and His timing when it comes to my writing career. While I would love for it to get kick started a little faster than it has, I have faith He will bring about successes when He sees fit.
How about you? Where are you in your writing journey? Is this the year you need to step out in faith and believe God will work?
Jodie Wolfe loves to stroll through history with the characters she creates. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading and walking. You can find her on her website.