It’s amazing how God stays the course even when we fail. I know that there are times when I just get too tired to keep believing that a particular thing will happen. Then, like magic, out of nowhere, God will speak and reinvigorate me.
Recently I’d been facing a problem getting a particular piece of copywriting done. I had all the particulars, I knew the product inside out. I had massive skill to do the job. It should have only taken a few hours. I already had most of it written. I was just sick of it.
I was so focused on this copy that it filled my every waking moment. The deadline was looming and in fact had passed several times. I just kept moving it from day to day. It wasn’t for a client. It was copy I was writing for myself! You’d think I could muster up some excitement for that. But nooooo.
Instead, every time I sat down to do my copywriting I just drew a blank as I stared at the screen. As I sat there sighing after several hours of avoidance, I heard God say, “Lay your head back and close your eyes.”
He proceeded to share a parable that closely matched my situation. Then at the end he showed me that I had tried something different with this copy and had ended up trying to be someone else; to use someone else’s approach. It wasn’t working. I suddenly knew exactly what had been wrong and how to fix it.
I was reenergized and started writing that copy immediately…with enthusiasm!
I invite you to remember that in whatever work you do, God is there to help; to guide. He’s interested in our success and knows just how to recharge our batteries when they’re at their lowest. I invite you to invite God into your work today.