It’s been two years since I’ve written a blog. I’ve been writing for work and some other interesting stuff. But I’ve not been writing articles/blogs. Life got busy, and I started to get more introspective about everything I was doing. There are benefits and drawbacks to that. Some areas of my life flourished because I thought more deeply and course-corrected. Other areas suffered because I either decided I was no longer being served by them or I over-thought myself into paralysis. Writing is one of the latter. Over the past two years I have come to a deeper understanding of words, the power they have to influence people and shape our reality. This can be either positive or negative. And it scared me a little. I thought to myself, ‘I don’t want to be responsible for someone’s life falling apart because they took something I wrote and ran with it’. On the other hand, I realize the power that words have to shape our realities positively. The power that a word of wisdom, said at the right time has, to encourage someone to take a particular direction that positively impacts their life and the lives of people around them.
A man has joy by the answer of his mouth,
And a work spoken in due season, how good it is!
Proverbs 15:23New King James Version Bible
I debated with myself on whether to delete this account, leave it dormant or write some more. Ultimately, I decided to begin to write again. So I’m back to writing again, I think. Life is so dynamic, human beings are multi-faceted and passions evolve. I can not say with utmost certainty that I am fully back on the writing wagon. But I know I enjoy writing. I know I can do something good with it so I want to do that.
My desire now, like many of us I presume, is to make the world a little better with my words by God’s grace. My goal is to encourage and build up. For accountability’s sake, I’ll have you know that my writing will now be seasoned with grace and encouragement from the Bible.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11New International Version Bible
And if you’re reading this and like me, you took a break willingly or otherwise from something that you enjoy, please get back at it again. There’s no guarantee that mistakes will not be made. There’s a guarantee that you’ll learn, grow and get better at it and you’ll make a positive impact.