A Blank Page

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Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. Psalm 98:1

Insight

For a writer, a blank page is both exciting and absolutely frightening. It offers freedom of inspiration as well as potential frustration. Even though there are endless opportunities to create, the possibility of finding yourself stuck is just as real.

Today, on the first day of 2018, we find ourselves holding a journal with 365 blank pages and a pen. Nothing has been written so far.

What are you going to do with your pages? Will you rise to the challenge and fill it with chapters of faith, trust, and courage? Or, will you falter from the pressure and never put pen to paper?

Who will be the main character in your story? Will everything center on you – your wants, your needs, and your desires? Will you make much of yourself? Or will you write stories that speak of humility, encouragement and ensuring others get to play the part of a hero?

How will you allow God to weave His way through the tale you are telling with the pages you’ve been given? As people read your story, will they notice His presence in your life? Will they be awoken to His greatness and worth?

Look at the pen in Your hand. A great story requires you to write. It involves stepping into the unknown and creating. Don’t let fear, complacency, anger or worry keep you from writing your story. Get writing.

Reflection

  • What is your prayer for 2018? Why is this on your heart?
  • How is God authoring your story currently and where is He leading you to take a step of faith in this new year?

Prayer

God, I look forward to the new year that is in front of me. I pray that I would step into 2018 ready to tell a tale with my life that points others to You. I might not know what each chapter holds, but I do trust that each page has a purpose. In Your name, Jesus. Amen.