Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Free Write Your Life

For the last two years I homeschooled my two girls and within that time I taught them some writing skills.  One of the skills included free writing.  That’s where you just sit down and write.  No real planning, you just let free flowing thoughts move from your brain to paper.  That’s where I’m at right now.  I’m in free write.  I can’t even begin to think of a blog, as terrible as that sounds, I feel stuck.  

I’ve felt this way for months.  

I’ve allowed my outside world of housework, kids schedules, birthday parties and church service to be at the forefront of my brain.  I feel as if I’ve actually squished all of my creative thoughts down, stuffing them somewhere to possibly never to be discovered again!  How can this be?  I thought I could do better than this; letting my world overtake me.  It’s so sneaky, that world of mine.  It is constantly nagging on me like a toddler grabbing onto my pant leg and so I feel I can’t ignore it.  Of course it’s impossible to ignore, and is that really the correct response?  My Love is writing.  My Child is the distraction of the world.  Both require attention.  So where do I go from here?  I free write.  I’m looking at my Love in the face, pulling up the creativity to the top of my mind, allowing my First Love to inspire me.  Yes, there, that’s it!  My First Love; Jesus.  Without my First Love, I don’t have an ounce of inspiration or creativity.  I am completely lacking.  Free write.  Free write.  No pressures now, just breathe, listening to His voice, and write.  I want my life to always be like this.  I want to be in Free Write mode.  No pressures now, just breathe, listen to His voice, and ____________________.  That’s the key, the fill in the blank part.  I can insert anything I want in there, anything at all because I know with Jesus, he’ll never leave me or forsake me.  (Deuteronomy 31:6) He’s always near to guide me, whispering encouragement, inspiration and love. (John 10:27)  So starting today I think I’ll try to Free Write the rest of my life.  No pressures now, breathe, listen to His voice and …