I thank God for the problems in my business. Why? The problems draw me closer to Him because I get to write about them and use the writing to overcome the problem. It’s quite a convenient relationship
Sometimes it’s a problem of a client or business friend that I’m trying to solve. I had an entrepreneur friend going through marriage problems, so I decided I was going to write a series of blogs for married entrepreneurs finally.
Occasionally, though, I find myself having a “creative block” when I can’t think of the way to help myself or the person through the problem. It’s frustrating because I set aside the time to write, I’m reading the Bible, I’m trying to get my mindset in the right place, but the solution isn’t coming together in a way that I know will impact the reader.
I sometimes have to close my Bible, put down my phone (I blog from my phone), and just come back to it the next day.
We Christian business bloggers at one point or another will face writers’ block – the condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing.
We face this because of either,
- God wants us to do some more investigating and isn’t revealing the solution, or
- We forgot that God is the source of the solution and we’re not coming to Him authentically (we’re trying to solve it from your head instead of the spirit leading)
This blockage of creative solutions could last a day or two, a week, or in some severe cases, months.
The only way we Christian business bloggers can overcome this roadblock is by remembering that God has limitless creativity and has given us the holy spirit to inspire us, renew us, and raise us out of the darkness and into the light.
The bible says:
My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. (Psalm 45:1 NIV)
You don’t need to fear because the love and creativity of God want to flow through you. First, God’s love wants to use you to help others. Second, you were created in His image; therefore, you too have infinite creativity, and He wants to use you to express it.
If you’re struggling to find something to write about, think about recent problems people came to you with or a problem you had. If you’re still drawing a blank, call a few friends and ask them what their biggest struggles are in business. They will give you hot topics.
If you’re struggling to find a solution to a problem to write about, take a break to pray and ask God to reveal the solution. You might need to take a day or two off to remove your mind from it and come back fresh and renewed.
God called us to bring solutions to Christians worldwide struggling in business. He will not leave us to do this alone. He empowered us with the holy spirit so we could write for Him.
Let’s choose to believe that the holy spirit is the one that will write, and start writing and let it flow knowing there’s life in the obedience of just having faith.
Let me pray for your creativity:
Father, thank you that you’ve given us the gift of blogging. In Jesus name, I declare creativity and renewal into the person reading this prayer. I pray the holy spirit take over their creative thoughts and that you’ll flow freely again to continue to bring Bible-based solutions to business problems worldwide. Amen.