This Is Why I Write

why i writeI heard a podcast once that said we should blog about things we’re a bit of an expert in, but the more I write the more I know I’m not an expert in anything. I write because I’m not an expert, because I don’t actually know what I’m talking about. I write because I need to work things out, and typing it out in black and white helps the process.

I have a million thoughts going through my head at any given moment. It’s chaos up there. But writing quiets my mind. It helps me stay still. It forces me to get outside of myself, to look at my thought patterns, my doubts and fears, and reminds me of what’s true.

Writing coaxes me to show my vulnerabilities, to be raw and honest. It convinces me to take down my defensive walls so that people can see me, but more importantly so people can see Jesus in me.

Writing is my act of worship, my act of bravery, my act of obedience.

This is why I write.


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