Want to see the coolest Bible verse for Christian Writers? Here it is:
1 I will take my stand at my watchpost
and station myself on the tower,
and look out to see what he will say to me,
and what I will answer concerning my complaint.
2 And the Lord answered me:
“Write the vision;
make it plain on tablets,
so he may run who reads it.
3 For still the vision awaits its appointed time;
it hastens to the end—it will not lie.
If it seems slow, wait for it;
it will surely come; it will not delay. (Habakkuk 2:1-3 Emphasis added)
Don’t you feel like that sometimes? You look and look to God for the message. “What am I going to write? Lord, what do you want me to write? How can I help the world?”
We may not be Old Testament prophets, like Habakkuk, but we could consider ourselves messengers from God. If you don’t think your book idea is from God, then what’s the point?
But if you align yourself with God’s will for your life and you find you yearn to write, then ask Him; He will give you the message. You will write it down “so that he may run who reads it.”
What would that be like? Imagine someone buying your book, opening the pages, getting excited and encouraged by what you wrote, and then running to spread the message.
To write those kinds of books, sometimes requires a little waiting. “It will surely come; it will not delay.” But when the message comes, don’t delay. Get it written. Write it down faithfully and see where God takes it.
Speaking of Habakkuk, that passage comes up in a webinar I built on Zoom for writers who have a message, but have not yet crafted a transformational core statement out of it for their books. If you’d like to have it for free, comment and say “webinar” and I’ll send you the link.