drawing a line

Stop Finally, finally, managed to look at my own writing this afternoon.  I’ve been so busy doing other ‘stuff’ for the things I’m involved with, I got cut off from it again.  Not good – it’s what I thrive on.  Simply looking through my chapters and making a few notes on additions and structural changes that need to be made, I felt better.  Still tired, but better.

And I’ve realised I don’t care what gets published and what doesn’t. I don’t care if any of it is a success.  Not deep down.  Because I love the process of shaping and creating words.

I need to learn to draw a line – despite all the other chores and jobs and commitments, despite all the things people are asking of me.  I need to draw a line and say – not now. If something else doesn’t get done to perfection – no matter. I cannot do everything.  I must reserve some energy for the really important – the things I believe God has whispered to my heart.  The things I really want to do well.

I say again: I need to draw a line and say – not now.

For now, I write.

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6 thoughts on “drawing a line

  1. A brave but necessary step. In prioritising what you are called to do your soul will thrive and energy will come in the process. When we love what we do it doesn’t feel like hard work! Well done, Lucy, for setting boundaries to nourish and fulfil you. In doing so your work will flourish and continue to bless others.:)

  2. “Simply looking through my chapters and making a few notes on additions and structural changes that need to be made, I felt better. Still tired, but better.”

    I can identify with this so much! So often I find actually getting down to writing or revising the hardest thing to do. Yet when I do, it gives me a sense of purpose, of positivity and inner fulfilment that few other things can. It just makes me feel ‘better’!

    Of course maintaining that is the ‘tricky’ bit :-)

    Well done and God bless.

  3. Just read this. Well done – it’s really hard! A minister and his wife we know would often say “I can’t give time to it today” – no excuses or reasons. Plain fact. No time today for extras.

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