My weaknesses both prevent me from writing and help me to write.

I’m often held back by tiredness, depression or fear, and nothing comes out. But conversely some of my best writing is done when I am writing about my weaknesses.

There is an honesty and vulnerability there which connects with others; there is nothing more touching than when someone comes up to me and whispers, ‘I’m glad I’m not the only one.’

I admit sometimes I wish for a little more strength.

But I’m glad my weakness makes room for God’s grace.

Also posting on the More Than Writers blog today: Why a bit of polish matters

A to Z posts – reflecting on my writing journey

A to Z theme reveal
A is for … acorns
B is for … bricks
C is for … change
D is for … dreams
E is for … empathy
F is for … forgetfulness
G is for … gifts
H is for … hiatus
I is for … imagination
J is for … jewels
K is for … knowledge
L is for … living
M is for … meaning
N is for … novels
O is for … observe
P is for … persist
Q is for … quiet
R is for … reading
S is for … secrecy
T is for … timing
U is for … understanding
V is for … variations


5 thoughts on “weakness

  1. I am often held back for the same reasons. The Apostle Paul said that when he was weak, then he was strong because of the grace of God. You’re in good company. I’m a fellow A to Z-er just passing through. I appreciate your thoughts.

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