One morning last week I woke up super early for the second morning in a row.
I went to bed late the night before and woke up while it was still dark, probably a few hours still before my alarm was set to go off. I was wide awake and unable to fall back asleep.
Too physically tired to yet get out of bed but not tired enough to fall back to sleep, I grabbed my Kindle Paperwhite so as to read in the dark, and opened up to a Kindle book I bought some time ago on sale, but had only read about 10% of to date. I could not put it down until it WAS time to get up.
That book was called Supernatural Favor: Living in God’s Abundant Supply by Kynan Bridges. I finished it the next night, and it has been manna for my soul.
Walking Under an Open Heaven
Let me share something that will probably be similar for you if you’re currently dragging your feet to write the book God has called you to write.
In the 3rd chapter, the author talks about walking under an open heaven and frames the chapter by citing Deuteronomy 28:12 which says,
“The LORD shall open unto thee His good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.”
For the rest of the chapter Bridges shares how this passage emphasizes that when we’re walking in intimacy with God, we hear His voice. If we’re listening, it’s up to us to obey what He’s instructing us:
“What is the right position to walk in God’s supernatural favor? Obedience! When we are in the geographic location called obedience, we are postured to receive the fullness of what God wants us to experience. Did you know that God has already established a place of favor and blessing for every believer? It is what I call divine appointment. God has already commissioned the people, resources, and open doors that you need, but the key is to be exactly where God wants you.”
What does this have to do with writing?
If God has called you to write something, you need to obey.
Not because He’ll spank you or punish you if you don’t, but because if you are doing WHAT He has told you, in the SEASON (when) He has told you, then you literally can’t fail. He’ll send the rain onto the dry land.
He’ll bless the work you put your hands to, in this case behind your keyboard.
I talk to authors all the time, and often when it’s a Christian telling me God has called them to write their book, I’m surprised how within the same call they’ll tell me something like “I need to pray about it.”
If He’s told you to do it, what’s there to pray about other than details?
Now, I don’t only work with Christian authors, but I do get a disproportionate number of Christian authors who come to me for help compared to those who consider themselves non-believers. I’ve noticed believers will find a way to spiritualize their procrastination with platitudes about how they don’t want to do anything outside of God’s will, even though in the same call they usually have already insisted God told them to write their book.
The thing is, you’re already putting yourself outside the will of God by not doing what He’s telling you to do (in whatever area, not just writing).
Get yourself “in the zone” and in the right timing and write that book and put it out there!
God has chosen YOU to be the vessel He wants to speak something through. He could use anybody else if He wanted to, but the blessing and anointing on it will only work if it’s you who writes it and if you obey.
YOU are the only person who has your message to share with the world.
And of course, if you want to put out a quality product in that “do all things as unto the Lord” kind of way, and enlist the services of my team and I, then book a call and let’s see if can help you: meetme.so/SteveBremner.