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The Blank Page: Avoid the Real Danger in Writers Block

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A Word From The Word

Don’t be afraid! Speak out! Don’t be silent! (Acts 18:9, NLT)

A Word For Writers

Writers block is not caused by a lack of creativity. It’s rooted in fear.

  • Fear of failure: “What makes me think I can write?”
  • Fear of criticism: “People will find plenty wrong with my writing.”
  • Fear of rejection: “No one will publish this.”
  • Fear of offending readers: “My ideas will hurt or anger others.”
  • Fear of success: “I’ll never write anything good ever again."
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Even the Apostle Paul, known for his boldness and resilience, struggled against fear.

Paul was opposed and insulted when he preached the gospel to the Corinthian Jews. “I came to you in weakness—timid and trembling,” he later those in Corinth who had become believers (1 Corinthians 2:3). 

Yet in a vision, God told him to stand firm: “Don’t be afraid! Speak out! Don’t be silent!” (Acts 18:9, NLT). 

Paul could have given into his fear and left a blank page in his ministry at Corinth. Instead, he was obedient. He stayed next door to the synagogue in the home of a Gentile and continued to share about Jesus. His ministry resulted in the salvation of both Jews and Gentiles. 

A blank page is not due to your lack of creativity. God has given you things to say.  To be silent is to disobey. Ask for courage to speak out and write His answer. 

A Wise Word

The danger of writers block is disobedience.

A Word To Pray

Lord,

I confess that my fears can prevent me from writing. I do not want to give into those fears but rather I want to be obedient to you. Strengthen me to take a step in faith to obey you and to write words on the blank page.

In Jesus’s name, Amen.


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