Once a month, I have the privilege of writing for Allume, an online community of women committed to ministering to others through the written word. We are a group of bloggers, writers, visionaries, and just plain ordinary people who get a kick out of ministering to broken people just like us.
But it is not always easy.
I have always been a writer, in the sense that I felt compelled to write. I used to joke that I have a Times New Roman ticker in my brain because I see my thoughts in words, running across a giant screen in my brain.
However, blogging is fairly new to me. A year ago in January, I jumped into blogging and suddenly, everything I wrote was put out there for all the world to see. I had an audience. The words I scribbled in private were now proclaimed from the rooftops.
It has been thrilling.
There are times when a post crushes me. There are times when I think I can’t do this again, when I am battle-weary and broken.
Because it is a battle. Anytime we use the Words of God to teach, preach, instruct, encourage, admonish, or praise, we are drawing a sword. And whenever we draw a sword, His adversaries draw theirs.
If you have dared to grapple with the Word of God, you have felt it. My post at Allume is my encouragement to you who are weary in the fight, who have felt the push-back of enemy forces when you speak the truth in love. It is written to writers, but you know enough to know that it is true of all of us who stand along the front lines of this war.
I hope you will read and arm yourself for battle alongside me today.