I’ve been trying to write “the book” for a long time now. I’ve trashed it twice. The first time I got about half way through and hated it. Bye-bye book. The second time I got a little further along and submitted a portion for review by professionals. Start again. So a few weeks ago I had to do some soul searching.
Should I continue with this story that I feel God called me to write or should I quit writing altogether? If I keep writing and finish the book, only to have it be a giant NOTHING, will I have wasted all the resources, time and money, that I put into it? Because really, if this is a huge waste I’d rather give up right now and pursue some purpose that provides more immediate satisfaction – like finishing up that little mirror project I have in mind for my bedroom.
I was more discouraged and closer to throwing it all away than I’d ever been before when I prayed, “God, is this really “the thing” you want me to do?”