Life here on earth is challenging, inspiring, worth remembering and most of all worth sharing for. We encounter a lot of experiences, different individuals and distinct events and places. We also come across sundry of trials and problems that lead us to desperation. It is during these moments, that God has in stored some wisdom into our hearts. However, how long can we hold on those unforgettable moments in life? It is by knitting down everything and put it into writing. Writing is the best way of recollecting all the events and experiences we had gone through in life. Virginia Woolf said it well: “Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”
Reasons for Writing
Different ideas flooded our thoughts at times. We often think of great things, which are informative, inspiring and will nurture every individual in all walks of life. We are given by God unique and special gifts for us to share to others. Writing is one of God’s most promising gifts to man. We need to know that if not the work of the Holy Spirit the Bible will not be in scripted. The spirit coming from God inspired the writers of the Bible. “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). God has given us His wisdom to communicate with His people.
How to Portray our Ideas?
Ideas may come and go like the waves in the sea. We need to capture it before the wings of forgetfulness will seize it from our minds. “It was William Wordsworth who said, “Fill your paper with the breathings of the heart”. Various ideas, thoughts and perspectives will conquer us like a frantic storm at times. Writing down those significant ideas will create a satisfying spirit deep within and we will be able to share and encourage our readers through the things we have written.
What to Write?
As a writer, whether an expert or a novice let us consider certain standards when it comes to morality, integrity and dignity. As long as morale is concerned, it takes a decent man to write something that would not defile the thoughts of his readers. Let us not just know our readers but consider rather their ways of thinking. If we will inscribe some repulsive ideas and used some vile insights – this would be instilled in the mind of the readers for a long period of time. This length of time is enough to poison his thoughts that would destroy his soul on the process, because of the foul things he has read. The things he read would somehow influenced his way of thinking and his dealings with other people. “The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God” (1 Corinthians 3:19 KJV). Let us not write for prestige, revenge and hurting other people’s feelings, rather, let us encourage, inform and educate them through our written accounts.
Writing however, it not merely a choice or a passion but it is a responsibility. We have this tough obligation as writers to our recipients. In writing, let us only cling on ideas, which are informative, mind pondering, and soul-nourishing. Our integrity would somehow be tested the way we present our ideas. We must therefore, be honest on our views and our ideas must be fairly and objectively presented. It was Thomas À Kempis who said, “To have a low opinion of our own merits and to think highly of others is an evidence of wisdom.” In this way, we will become respected and dignified writers not only in the eyes of the public but most of all, to the Giver of this gift – God.