My 500 Words: A Writing Challenge

Just recently I joined the 500 words challenge from Goins,Writer to really beef up and flex my writing muscle. I really love writing, but like some writers’ issue, I lack discipline. hihi. Perhaps it goes with the reason that I felt I’m not good enough to write or  the pressing pressure I’ve gotten on the people around me. 

Anyway, this 2014, one of my goals is to really finish the unpainted notes/articles/stories that I have. I have a lot but I left all of them hanging. haha. I have my high hopes that the said activity will coax me to be a better and a painstaking writer. 

Goal: Become BETTER and CONSISTENT. hihi

Back to Basic

When you are called to do grueling and demanding task, never ever make an EXCUSE. It maybe hard to decipher how – with an ordinary person like you – would carry that task. But would that excuse lessen the task? would that excuse ease the pressure? Ask yourself then. If not, then do it. It’s better to do and enter the impossible than to take a quick glance on exit. So think about it. Instead of excusing, just embrace it. Seize the task, stretch yourself and do it. I believe in you. You can make it. 😉 

 

Devotion (Day 1 of 90 Days Challenge): No excuse for your calling

There should be NO EXCUSES. Keep running for your calling!

There should be NO EXCUSES. Keep running for your calling!

Read Isaiah 66 and  Jeremiah 1-2

 “ 6 Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. 9 Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth. 10 See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.” Jeremiah 1:6-10

Rhema: You should not create any excuse when God calls you. Whatever his calling for you – be it on leading, writing, singing, dancing, etc – you should go for it,  even you think that you’re not good enough or you do not fit on the standard of the world. Just remember, you have a BIG GOD. Excuses should not hinder you to do His calling; it should not paralyze you. God is always on our side so that we may rely on Him.

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90 days challenge

Tomorrow is the start of new and strict challenge! Doulos for Christ will be having the 2nd phase of 90 days challenge. Who is excited?

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”– 1 Corinthians 9:24-25

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FOCUS

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The hardest thing to face as a writer is to face a blank sheet for hours. You face the monitor, but your mind seems to have a serious malfunction. Even a single idea can hardly come out. The struggle of forming the right words into sentences was like facing your deathbed. But once realized this trouble, you begin to search for solution. Then you’ll find out that the only solution is not to push yourself too much. Learn to create space, to free your mind, to close your eyes and breathe for a while. Until you finally feel that it’s the right time to unfreeze your ideas, to release it with such suited words that can form impeccable sentences. Lastly, you just have to accept that every writer shares the same sentiment. We all shared the same season, so you just have to have  unique way to escape from it.

Clueless

          I’m longing to seize a bit of inspiration to write. But I just don’t know why. I’m quite clueless. Perhaps it’s the tediousness controlling my system. The saddest part of becoming a writer is not knowing what exactly to write. I’ve heard some compliments for my works, it made me happy. Of course, it uplifted my spirit. But the moment I’m alone, my fear would haunt me, would question my ability, and would question my strength.

          My journey as a writer would not go smoothly and this is just the part of it.

          P.S: I know this is not me. This is not the entire me. You’ve known me and this is not the kind of amae you wanted to hear. But sometimes, negativity seems to help me ponder about life.