Friday, February 19, 2010

Facing Your Writing Giants

Have any of you ever seen the movie Facing the Giants? The storyline is based off of David and Goliath, which happens to be my favorite Bible story. Facing the Giants illustrates how we must face our fears and failures, no matter how big they are, because with God all things are possible.

Have you ever sat down to write a novel, article, or poem but gave up after writing just three words? I have. Sometimes when you think about how difficult it is to get into a writing career you can't help but have doubts about your strength and your writing.

But God doesn't want us listening to Satan's attempts to make us quit. What if David quit when he saw how huge the giant was compared to his strength? He didn't even consider his strength, though. He knew that God was stronger than any giant.

This is how you need to think when you work on your writing. He gave you this desire for a reason. He's going to help you get through. Don't be afraid! Trust him.

"The key question in life is not 'How strong am I?' but rather 'How strong is God?'"
-Max Lucado

(*Watch -- Facing the Giants Trailer)


  1. I love Facing the Giants. I think they did a good job filming it, considering their money limits :)

    But great point. I think we all giants in our lives, writing related ones, or otherwise (or if you're a shorty like me, and everyone towers over you, literal ones).

    Love the Max Lucado quote, too! :)

  2. Yes, I definitely knows how the literal part feels. I've been exactly five feet for quite a while... lol :)

  3. I love facing the giants! That was a great point, and I have done that with attempting to write a novel.

    About the literal giants, i am 5 feet 7 in. But i still see a lot of giants. :)

    God Bless,
    Lauren Anne


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