For me, Writing While Waiting serves as a reminder that we are sojourners in this land. This world really is not our home; we are just passing through. Someday soon, Jesus will return to take us to our eternal home. Until then, we wait! We are all called to wait. However, how we wait is most important. Do we sit idly and do nothing and risk getting into all kinds of trouble because of the abundance of time on our hands? No, we wait actively, not passively! Which brings me to the point of this text. The mission of Writing While Waiting, is to do just that. Write, while I wait.
Writing brings me joy. It revives me. At the end of a long day when I am worn out and tired, if I pick up a pen or get in front of a Word processor with the intention of writing, sleep quickly dissipates. However, it not only brings me joy, it also serves a nobler purpose. It communicates the love of God in so many different ways.
It educates – on occasions I will take us straight to the Word of God to see what He says on certain matters. It’s important. Look at 2 Timothy 2:15 which advises us to “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman who needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Know what the Word of God says for yourself so that you will steer clear of sin (Psalm 119:11); be strong in the Lord; stand; rest; and be of help to others.
It entertains – laughter is good medicine and I love to dispense comedic therapy as often as I can get away with it. Proverbs 17:22 tells us that “A cheerful heart is good medicine …” The Good Book actually confirms this, so I will continue to make the effort to evoke laughter in my readers.
It inspires – encouragement is a necessary part of human development, and growing in faith is no different. I believe that perfection is the grandchild of inspiration. How is that, you say? Inspiration begets experimentation, and experimentation when it has multiplied itself begets perfection (or as close to it as we can get in this realm). We all need a little pushing and prodding every now and then, even to do the things we want to do, not just what we know we should do. That’s where I come in. Much of my creative expressions are designed to encourage and motivate readers to achieve a higher level of awareness of their God-given purpose.
So, what’s my mission? It is to use my writing to serve mankind and to bring glory to God until Jesus returns.