The word progress reminds me of the classic: The Pilgrim’s Progress. And my-oh-my does that book of faith ever apply to the writing life too. We need to keep our feet on the writing road if we hope to be published. There are some unfriendly giants along the way who want to discourage us and stop us from progressing with the words God’s placed on our hearts to write, edit, and share.
Progress only happens when we keep taking one small step at a time. We mustn’t despise smallness. For small steps can reap huge progress when we’re faithful.
Writing is one place where slow and steady absolutely fills each page. Words wielded one at a time add up.
Progress may be slow, but God knows the way we should go to make a wonderful difference in the world. When we keep working on our craft, God is given permission to open publishing doors we never dared to dream. Even an article published in a magazine can bless others abundantly above what we imagined—because we showed up and shared what God impressed upon our writerly heart.
(P.S. While writing this I remembered I forgot to thank The Upper Room Magazine for forwarding a note from a reader who was encouraged by my latest article published by them. Oops. Now off I go to compose and send an email.)
We mustn’t despise smallness
For huge things can be done
One small step after another
Under the moon, stars, and sun
We mustn’t despise slowness
For steady steps win the race
One faithful day at a time
With the blessing of God’s grace.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34 NIV
Pilgrim’s Progress Blessings ~ Wendy Mac
I’m nosy-to-know what writing craft book has blessed you the most?
P.S. I fired off a thank you email and was blessed again by a kind reply. Kindness begets kindness. ❤
I’ve written this post in response to a Five Minute Friday prompt. You’re welcome to join in too via this link: Progress