Being a writer at heart

Today, I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker and her Five Minute Friday group of brave writers that write for 5 minutes flat(more like 15 minutes for me) without editing.

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.

Avasophie.wordpress.com

Avasophie.wordpress.com

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.

Ava Sophie is created unique.

And so are you.

Raise your voice!

Five Minute Friday

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6 thoughts on “Being a writer at heart

  1. Dear Ava Sophie,

    Amen and amen…God has gifted you uniquely and called you to share His Gospel message and to let your life be a light and testimony. May you be faithful to your calling and using the gifts God has given you.

    Blessings in Christ…Susan

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  2. Hallo Ava Sophie, indeed we are imperfect but perfectly made. I friend and I walked on the beach a few days ago and chatted about how we (especially woman) are always so quick to criticize ourselves and are our own worst enemies. Thinking we are not Writers is a big thing in the blogging community.
    So I’m definitely stopping seeking approval from other people. I’ll do the best writing I can and will keep going because I love it. Writing saved my life and my husbands. Poor man. Had I not find an outlet for my frustrations I might have murdered him. ;))
    God made me perfect in His eyes. Amen.
    Dr Seuss said; “…you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is yourer than you.”
    Take care, and do visit Mojito and Me again.
    Patricia

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    • Hello, Patricia!Thank you for visiting:0)
      I think it is right what you say about the blogging community. So glad to hear your stopping seeking approval for others!I’m working on that, too, but it’s definitely a process for me.
      You really made me laugh when you wrote, “Poor man. Had I not find an outlet for my frustrations I might have murdered him.” Not laughing AT you, it’s just so wonderfully honest and open. And though I’ve been married less than a year, and are totally in love with my husband, I can understand what you mean! It’s a blessing to be married, but can also be a challenge sometimes, especially if we’re going through some struggles on our own. It’s so encouraging to hear that the writing saved the lives to both of you!Thank you for referring to how God sees us, and to Dr. Seuss(a wise man), good reminders. It’s nice to share thoughts. I will visit again;-)
      -Ava Sophie

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