Not Meant To Be Alone

IM000750.JPG“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; if one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!”   Ecclesiastes  4:9-10

We’ve heard the phrase “no man is an island”. God made us to be social beings. We have family members, friends, work associates who care about us and we care about them. People help each other out when there is a need. We laugh together, cry together, have fun together, worship together. God wants us to have relationships with other people.

Then along comes the writer. Writing is a solitary activity. We don’t want other people around wanting to interact with us when we are trying to write. We like peace and quiet with no distractions to let our thoughts materialize and flow onto the paper.

But even writers need other people at times. We need accountability partners to keep motivating us to write. We need caring peers who will critique our work and be honest about what they read. We need a shoulder to cry on and encouragement from others when we receive those dreaded rejection letters.

Even though we write alone, we are not meant to always be alone in regards to our writing.

Now for the push – no matter where you are in your writing journey – novice or published author – if you do not already belong to a writers’ group find one. It’s important that the group critiques each other’s work. Just goggle “writing groups in (your location). Don’t try to go it alone. That is not God’s plan for us. We all need support and caring from other people.

 

Dear Lord, Please help me find a writing group that is right for me. Push me to get involved. Give me the courage to let others critique my writing. Deep down I want this, but I’m scared. Please give me the motivation to seek out caring writers who will assist me on my writing journey.       In Jesus’ Name,    Amen

 

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