My office got a makeover this past week, including some new shelves in the storage closet (much of which has been a disaster since I moved into the house five years ago and just never had time to reorganize). After a busy Sunday afternoon, I am finally beginning to feel organized and ready to begin work again on Beloved, after a two week break while working on the copy edits of Betrayal.
Anyway, I found a poster (slightly crinkled) while cleaning the closet that one of my publishers made for an event about seven years back.
In case you cannot see the snapshot for some reason, I was asked, "Why are you passionate about writing stories?" My answer was, "I'm passionate about writing because, through the gift of stories, I can share small glimpses into the lives of ordinary people who face heartaches and difficulties and, in the end, learn to trust God more because of them."
There are many things that I don't know or understand, but one thing I do know with absolute certainty––God called me to write for Him. Doesn't mean it's always easy. In fact, it's rarely easy. But at least I know that I'm doing the work He called me to do.
Our God has a plan and a purpose for every one of His children. What are you passionate about? Where has He called you to be at work in His kingdom?