Write Like You’re Running Out Of Time

Write Like You’re Running Out Of Time

Have you ever seen the musical Hamilton?

What I love about that story is the role that writing plays in shaping the founding of the United States. There is a song and a theme about how Alexander Hamilton was a writing machine.

Why do you write like you’re running out of time? is what someone keeps asking him.

Hamilton and other founders knew that philosophy shapes a nation. The American Revolution came about mostly because of what people were reading. The Constitution came about in the same way. Thomas Paine, John Locke, and even Aristotle shaped the birth of a nation founded on principles of freedom because the consciousness of the American people was being liberated by truth.

Never underestimate the power of the written word. Even today in an age of visuals and multimedia, there are always words behind the most powerful communications.

And did God not call His own Son “the Word” made flesh? Did He not speak the world into motion with the words, “Let there be…”?

As a human on this planet, I need to know what you know—what you have learned the hard way. I need to hear your stories, and to know your wisdom. You need to write.

If you have not written in a while, I would encourage you to just start journaling.

As I’ve said elsewhere, you don’t know what you know until you start to write. You have an eager reader in me, so if you feel compelled, consider it might be God compelling you to write like you’re running out of time. 

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