If you aren’t sure which is your door of choice, here are some questions that will help bring clarity:
- What does writing with God look like for you? Describe it in tangible terms. I’m not asking whether you say a prayer before you write but rather how you engage with God actively as you write.
- In Scripture, Moses was so dependent on God that he once said he’d call the entire trip off if God didn’t show up (Exodus 33:12 – 18). If you don’t sense God’s presence when you sit down to create, do you push forward on your own or do you wait on him? Does waiting like Moses did seem realistic for your schedule as a writer?
- What determines if you have a good or bad day as a writer? Is it mostly based on external or eternal issues?
- What does God think of your writing? Have you ever asked him this question and listened to his thoughts?
- What do you spend the most time as a writer talking and thinking about? Are they things that draw you closer to God and his desires for your creativity or more the metrics, industry, and craft aspects of the business? Why is that?