How to Be an Overcomer

This week’s writing tip is not just a writing tip, really, it’s a life tip! But I hope it will also help you with your writing. 🙂

So often we do what we feel like, but overcomers do what is right.

What does that mean, exactly? It means that instead of allowing our culture, our feelings, other people’s expectations and desires to dictate what we do, we do what we know is right for us. That may, of course, mean that we do follow what is culturally acceptable and what other people expect of us… but sometimes it might not.

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Our own feelings can also lead us astray! When my mum was ill, I didn’t always feel like visiting her. Often I was tired after a busy day or week, emotionally I found the visits draining, other things clamoured for attention…

But sometimes we just have to do what is right, no matter what. In the same way we don’t only pray when we’re in the mood or read the Bible when we’re in the mood, or go to church when we’re in the mood or even clean our teeth when we’re in the mood.

There are loads of promises for those who overcome. Read the first few chapters of Revelation and you will see what I mean! There is always a reward for doing what is right. I never regretted visiting my mum, even when I hadn’t felt like it, because it was the right thing to do.

We need to become people who do what’s right, not what we feel like, or are persuaded to do. It’s not always easy, and for those of us who like to fit in and please other people, it can be really tough.

So what has this to do with writing? Well, maybe you should sit down to write, even when you don’t feel like it. Or maybe you should sit down to write when other things are crowding in. Or maybe you should do something else and not write because right now that something else is more important.

What do you think? Why not stop for a minute and pray about your writing, asking for guidance, then make a plan – the right plan for you! Let me know if you do!

Janet Wilson

Janet Wilson

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Until next week,

Janet

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