Encourage. Nurture. Motivate. Dream. Develop. Inspire. How do these words make you feel when you read them? Do any of them spur on a thought, or a passion in your heart? If you love to make a difference in the lives of people, you are a perfect candidate to write or speak.
Have you ever thought, “Can I write?” Should I write? What could I write? Rather, the question we need to ask is this, “God, is there a message You want me to give?”
The Lord has given each of us a story to share, a life theme, or experience that has the potential to touch another life. I have found that my life theme is to encourage others. A practical way to visualize your life theme is to think of a word that describes your passion. Go ahead, take a minute and think of what that word might be. Write it down.
A great way to visualize your writing focus is to type that one word into Dictionary.com or do a Google search. Looking at the definition and synonyms will give you a wonderful perspective. For instance, encourage is my word. It’s meaning is to inspire courage, spirit, or confidence into a person. You read some “encourage” synonyms listed at the top of this blog. When I look up the meaning of this word, I take notice of the common thread God has woven through my life. I love to inspire others to discover and develop their gifts.
What about you? What is your word? Your one word can paint a picture that takes you on a journey of purpose. Words are vessels that contain power. These words can be either life-giving or life-draining. “Words kill, words give life; they are either poison or fruit, you choose.” Proverbs 18:21; MSG. People today are desperate to hear something good. The world we live in is barraged by so many life-draining words. Consider joining arms with the CLASSEMINARS family picking up the power of the pen, or a microphone, and become a life-giver. Take some time right now to ask how God may use you. As you listen, you will hear His heartbeat and He will give you your word. As you allow that word to become your heartbeat, it will guide you in your writing or speaking journey.