One Part Calling, Another Part Compulsion

Not long ago, someone asked why I chose to pursue writing. Responses for how, when, and where came to mind, but why was more elusive. After a moment’s consideration, the only way I could describe it was: “It was one part calling, another part compulsion.”

Eric Liddell, portrayed in the film Chariots of Fire, said, “I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.” Now, I’m no runner, but fortunately, this principle applies to everyone. I know that when I write, I feel His pleasure. Some days behind the desk can be brutal but never worse than the days spent away, fighting this compulsion-calling.

The moment my weary heart returns to my keyboard to pour out what little it has, it is renewed by an indescribable joy of purpose. When I write, I feel His pleasure. And that makes me pleased.

Are you called to write? Can you not keep away from writing? Then write! And do it with all your heart.

Published by Meagan Briggs

My passion is storytelling and helping writers bring their voice to a world that needs their words.

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