So, what do I mean by a broken writing routine? Just that it isn’t fixed yet, that’s all. Settled might be a better word for it, though. I haven’t settled into a writing routine that sticks.
Have you ever thought you had to fix something but couldn’t figure out how? Maybe that’s because we’re not supposed to fix it. It’s just supposed to be that way for now.
Life doesn’t seem to allow a steady writing routine for me right now. I haven’t written more than a quick Instagram post lately, but that will have to do. Last week my weekly email wasn’t sent because there wasn’t any new content, but that will have to be okay. I may never be settled into a writing routine but I’ll keep working at it, and that will have to be okay too.
God brings us to places of rest, reflection, and resurrection, all in His perfect timing.
Today I’m resting in this unsettled routine of writing when I can, what I can, for a long as I can. I’m reflecting on why I write and who I write for. And I hoping for the day of resurrection to a new beginning.
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. –Romans 5:2-5 (ESV)
In the meantime, I’ll stand in the hope of Jesus and His resurrection because, in Him, I am no longer broken.
Today I’m participating in the Five Minute Friday Linkup. We write for five minutes flat to a one-word writing prompt. This week the prompt is BROKEN.
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That’s a good perspective.
Thanks, Paula. I’m learning that we can only do our best on any given day. The rest is not up to us.
Thank you for the encouragement to find rest even in our unsettled routines! My husband and I were just talking about this very issue. I’m forwarding your blog on to him so it can bless him too.
Thanks, Alyson. I’m glad you found this helpful. Maybe unsettled is the way it’s supposed to be for now.
Suzette: You’re an excellent writer. However, never write out of a sense of obligation or duty. When the Lord gives you a thought or idea worth sharing – do it.
Thanks for the encouragement and your good counsel. You are so right. I recently struggled for days to write something that just wasn’t coming together, until I finally realized it wouldn’t be so hard if it were Spirit-led. I had no trouble putting it away at that point. Take care, my friend.
I write these poems just when I can,
but I’m really getting tired,
and if I do not make a plan,
well, I may get fired
by the God who gave the gift
of sonnetizing cancer,
but my muse sure needs a lift,
some energizing answer
to keep me at the keyboard,
doing what I’m doing now,
trying not to let the Lord
know I want to rest somehow,
for I fear He then might say
it’s time for me to fade away.
Hi Andrew, Glad to hear from you with another touching poem. Thank you. I”m praying for your comfort.
Great post! I appreciate this perspective on a broken routine.. my life at the moment.