Writer’s Block, Now What?

Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others. For, “Who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ. ~1 Corinthians 2:15-16

Writer’s block, now that is an interruption of great difficulty for writers. What if you have a deadline? You sit down ready to work on the project and nothing comes to you. You stare at the blank page and the annoying blinking cursor. What to do?

I don’t know about what you do in this situation but I know I have to take a break and pray. God has given us sanctified minds. He has purpose in our words. He will give them to us. We at times just need to wait, relax and trust. If words need to be said, God will bring them.

I often like to remember these verses in times of mental block, “Beautiful words stir my heart. I will recite a lovely poem about the king, for my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet (Psalm 45:1). When we think about our Lord, we eventually will be stirred to words. His beauty is enough to stir us to write.

So take heart and be encouraged when you hit a block. Maybe the Lord is just using it to draw you to Himself. As you behold Him you will find words. Sometimes it may be a few minutes and other times may take longer but just wait. The words will come.

Often we are encouraged to depend on God in many circumstances but when it comes to writing it can be easy to think, I can do this myself. However, God is involved in all of our life. This is not an exception. Always keep in mind that we do have the mind of Christ if we belong to Him and when we have a block He will help. Just take a moment to breathe and refocus and then it will flow again.

Father, thank You for giving us the mind of Christ. I am amazed by that really and find it hard to comprehend. I praise You! Let me writing encourage others toward You. In Jesus Name. Amen.

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