If you’ve been reading this blog lately, you know I’m in the process of re-visioning what it should be. I’m still not entirely sure what that’s going to look like, but I have a better idea how to go about it.
As part of my job as a writer, I do a lot of reading, including various blogs. Recently I came across You’ve Got “Connections” by Cheryl Ricker on Wordserve Water Cooler in which Cheryl speaks of connecting through prayer with God to reach our dreams as writers.
Although this post specifically addresses writers, I think what Cheryl says can apply to anyone with a dream. She gives 5 ways one should connect in order to fulfill their vision:
- Connect with God
- Connect with prayer partners
- Connect with God for those we’re in mission for (for a writer that’s the reader)
- Connect with God for those who will be helping you with your task (beta readers, cover designers, editors, etc.)
- Connect with God for those who are working in the same mission field (other writers)
Prayer is an important part of our spiritual lives. Through our connection with God things that before didn’t make sense become clear and things that seemed impossible become easily accomplished.
Cheryl gives the example of a friend who posted a status update about his writing on Facebook:
One of my friends posted this on Facebook: “I struggled with my writing for three hours, but after praying, I couldn’t stop the flow. Why did I wait so long?”
What her friend experienced is so true. When we fully turn our challenges over to God they suddenly disappear. Is it easy to give them over? Not always.
We humans have a tendency to believe we can solve all our own problems. Sometimes we can. Other times we need a big helping hand. When we keep taking our problems back, though, it slows everything down because, just like a helpful child, we get in the way.
God loves us and wants the best for us, guide us in achieving our dream. To do that God asks that we make a connection through prayer and then let God take control.
When have you been stuck with a problem getting to your dream and prayed about it? What were the results?