What God Has for You

August 12th, 2013

Cut Out Cross with Purple Shine (2)What God has for you is for you. As writers – Christian writers in particular – many of us believe that statement. I firmly believe that what God has for me is for me. That doesn’t mean that the path leading to what God has for me will not be winding, rough, and sometimes elusive. A difficult journey is not always designed by the enemy.

When I am writing and operating within my gift, I am in a blissful state. I know that I am where the Lord wants me to be. While the gift becomes obvious to me when I’m writing, the road toward accomplishing that gift or bringing it to fruition may be full of highs and lows, peaks and valleys, rain and sunshine.

I remember being told by several mentors that we never know what someone went through to reach their destination. That destination could be anything from writing a book to giving a presentation, or anything that we are attempting to achieve.

When pursuing a goal, certain roadblocks or distractions will present themselves. When that happens, we have a choice. We can give in to the distraction or we can address the distraction – recognize it for what it is – and continue toward our ultimate goal.

There are different levels of distractions. When I’m writing, I can do so for hours without stopping for anything except the call of nature. However, I’ve learned to address different levels of distractions. For example, if the distraction is a close friend or family member, I will put my goal to the side. Friends and family are a pleasant distraction that will fuel my goal. We were not meant to operate in total isolation.

On the other hand, if the distraction is from a source that will drain my goal – gossiper, telephone calls with blocked numbers, even at times, that favorite television show (I use DVR to control this compulsion) – it’s important to place the distraction on the proper level and address it.

What God has for us is for us. No one can take it from us. It can be delayed by our actions or inactions, but it will not be denied. In a society that thrives on technology, it can become difficult to keep distractions to a minimum. We must keep our eye on the prize – the goal – taking it step by step. Remember, it may be delayed, but it will not be denied. What processes do you use to address and control your distractions?

Lorraine Castle is a virtual assistant who works with authors, coaches, trainers, attorneys, and speakers to get speaking engagements, write their books, publish their books, and market their books. Contact Lorraine for a free consultation to find out what she can do to help you develop your gift.

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Written by Lorraine Castle ©2013 www.castlevirtualsolutions.com