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The Transformation of a Writer

“Give up the struggle and the fight, relax in the omnipotence of the Lord Jesus; look up into His lovely face and as you behold Him, He will transform you into His likeness. You do the beholding—He does the transforming.”

Alan Redpath

Transformation is “a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance.” II Corinthians 3:18 describes how we are changed and become more like Jesus. “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” I’ve experienced my own metamorphosis and am thrilled that the butterfly has finally emerged from her cocoon!

God’s call to write began thirty years ago and it’s been an uphill struggle till now. I used to procrastinate writing, because of the roadblocks that stood in my way. Distractions, fear of failure and success, wanting to spend time with family and friends, and a lack of knowledge and ability to write, all played into my frustration. At one point I listed the numerous reasons why God chose the wrong gal to write. His response: “That’s exactly why I chose you! The glory then will only come to Me.” My love for God, compelled me to keep writing, out of obedience.

Things have shifted the past few months, as I met with a life coach. Previously, I wrote because I had to and now I write because I get to. Writing used to be a duty and now it’s a delight. Before, all my obstacles produced frustration and now I’m frustrated when I don’t have time to write. What used to be a struggle, is now a joy. Writing no longer takes away from me, it gives back to me. What I ran away from, I’m now running to. I used to try to become a writer and through God’s transformation, I am now His writer.

You may be struggling with some difficulty and wondering how in the world it could change. Let me remind you of Jeremiah 32:17: “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” Everything within God’s will is possible for Him, even transformation.

“The same Jesus who turned water into wine can transform your home, your life, your family, and your future. He is still in the miracle-working business, and His business is the business of transformation.”

Adrian Rogers

Relevant Reflections:

  1. How has God transformed your life?

  2. In what area do you feel like you’re still in a cocoon, awaiting metamorphosis?

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