Ava Sophie has always been a writer at heart.
But it is only lately she’s been brave enough to call herself that.
She bound herself with thoughts like, “How can you be a writer without having written a book?” and “How can you be a writer when you haven’t written for almost a year?”, or “How can you be a writer when you haven’t published anything?”. And perhaps the most “joy-killing” thought, “How can you be a writer when so many people out there write so much better than you?”.
Now, she is asking herself a different question, “Who?”
“Who is the creator of me?” God.
“Who created me a writer?” God.
“Who did He create me to be?” For now, Ava Sophie knows that He created her to be a girl, a woman, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a wife, a writer, an artist, a lover and a friend. But that doesn’t really answer the question. That answer describes roles Ava Sophie currently are playing, or juggling if you like.
God created Ava Sophie to be:
REDEEMED. LOVED. HOLY. SAVED from sin and death. DAUGHTER of the KING of kings. CHILD of GOD. HUMAN. IMPERFECT but PERFECTLY MADE. FREE. LED by the lamb. FORGIVEN.
The How-question returns: “How can she call herself a writer?”
Because God created her with an urge to write, to share her thoughts.
I knows who I am IN CHRIST.
I know there is nothing I can do to deserve His love and sacrifice, but nevertheless, I receives it.
I accept this love.
By accepting this love, she accept who she is.
She is free to do what He has called her to do –to write(amongst other things), to share her thoughts, to share her life, knowing that if only ONE person is encouraged, if only ONE persons life is changed by that writing, she can proudly call herself a writer. It doesn’t matter if anyone write better, because no one can write the way she does.