A good messenger cares for the master,the message, the receiver and the method in that order.
I saw this line from Edmond’s https:// gracemusing.wordpress.com. It so much resonated with me for days that I just left it in my draft. As I thought and mused about this words,and how it is helping me realize my assignment as a purpose -driven writer .(now that’s another word I am trying to adopt into my consciousness lately!
One of my focus in 2016 is to begin to function more as a better writer-God’spokesperson in speaking life to the audience. To see myself as a farmer (metaphorically speaking though 🙂 according to Bob Allen , there are 4 things that farmers do.
1. Cultivate the soil- which literally means learning and preparatory stage of farming- for me that will be reading,studying,planning, organizing,envisioning. Spending time to know exactly what to write,when to write, and how to write whatever it is I am suppose to write. Play it by ear!
2.Plant the seeds- That’s basically the creation and the distribution of our work product ,for me, my “work product ” is my words in three phases-Sing it,Say it, Write it. singing the words, speaking the words,and publishing the words- words that edifies,inspires,encourages,and most of all bring glory to God.
3.Nurturing the seeds- More or less like marketing, getting the words out there,spreading the message through platforms like this blogosphere, recording the piece of music, podcast, Create the Youtube channel, so that more eyes can read them,see them,hear them,feel them and connect with those seeds in form of words coming out from you and I.
4. Harvest the seeds- Harvesting for me, will be getting feedback of how the things I write,sing,and speak about is transforming peoples lives all over, Gathering stories all around about the Impact of our work on other people,is something money can’t buy.
So dear friend, there are vacant fields all around us, ready to plant, The soil is perfect, people need what you’ve got to give, it does not matter how many people are doing what you are doing. No one can do it, the way you have have been wired to do it.
We have different gifts,according to the grace given to each of us….
Don’t wait till your seed is more perfect, don’t wait for the perfect timing you might end up waiting all your life. Begin to plow your field now!
It is better to see a crooked furrow than a field unplowed. -Paul Jewkes.
HAPPY NEW YEAR.