I Miss Writing

I Miss Writing - Jen Baker BlogThere are good reasons/excuses for being silent on the story front: have moved house/city/church, started a new job, been working mad hours trying to learn new job, vital laptop keys have stopped working (e.g. shift key on one side) which has made typing quickly one step beyond frustrating.

But those are just excuses.  Truth is – we do what we want to do; and if I had wanted to write the past four months – – I would have.

I wonder what I missed.  What gems would God have brought to the surface had I mused at the keyboard?

I find that once I sit down and start typing, that is when a story emerges. Waiting for a story to happen before I write it, means that most often nothing gets written.

Just like life.

How often am I waiting for life to happen, so then I can join in; as opposed to running the race, letting life catch me up while I’m busy making history.

The minute we are born, we have begun to die.  The minute we are born again, we have begun to truly live.  I can live with a goal of gaining what will eventually pass away or I can live with a goal of giving toward that which lives forever.

Which has the strongest voice in my life?

We must live in such a way that we don’t miss living, while we are living.

I don’t know what that looks like for you; for me, it looks– like – THIS.

Questions to Ponder

  1. Is there anything I’m not doing that I would be doing, if I knew the outcome?
  2. What keeps me from taking risks?
  3. What one thing do I need to ‘shake off’ my life today, so I can run this race stronger?

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” – Philippians 1:21

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