There are times in my writing where I feel lost, unable to come up with creative ideas, and not sure about the next steps for my blog. It feels like I’m walking in the wilderness with no clue about where to go or how I’m going to get out.
These moments of confusion and ‘going blank’ happens often. At first, I thought I was a failure, I did something wrong, and I needed to fix something on the blog. I would react by looking at every single aspect of my process and sometimes make drastic changes.
We Christian business bloggers will experience this “wilderness” many times on this journey of business ownership. It happens when we run out of topics or are overloaded with topics and can’t figure out the next thing to write about. We can stare at our phones, journals, or computer screens, and it’s like our creativity went blank.
What if instead of beating ourselves up about this blockage, believing that it’s something we need to fight, we see this ‘wilderness season’ as a time God wants to take us on a journey alongside Himself to help us course-correct, adjust, and come back stronger?
God will use whatever He can to get our attention. He needs a way to shut our minds down enough so we can see all of Him.
What if writer’s block was God wanting to talk to us more intimately?
The bible says:
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
(Luke 4:1 NIV)
Jesus, even full of the holy spirit, was led into the wilderness for 40 days. During that time, he was alone, the enemy tempted him, but he didn’t seem afraid or fearful. Instead, it looks like he embraced the experience and, as we know, he does come out stronger, emboldened, and prepared for the ministry he was about to lead.
As you go along your Christian business blogging journey, you can fight the moments of writer’s block, or you can embrace it as a time that God wants to spend with you in the wilderness.
When you go into the wilderness with God, there’s usually something He’s looking to change about your character. These are moments of sanctification and consecration – God purifying our hearts and setting us apart for a great purpose coming up!
The Holy Spirit sustained Jesus during his 40 days, and the same spirit that was in him is in you today too! The Holy Spirit will guide you, hold you, and reveal to you the new way.
The wilderness season is hard for all of us Christians. Either God is going to do a work in us, or we’re going to allow the enemy to win this battle. The good news is that we’re not alone, and now that we know the truth, we can face our next writer’s block with finesse and gracefully ride it out.
Imagine if we all saw writer’s block ad fortification and strengthening for the next season of our blogging?
Let’s embrace our wilderness season as a time of drawing closer to God, initiated by Him, by design, to refine an area of ourselves that needed attention, to prepare us for the MORE He has in store for our blog!