Writing challenge: Day 7 - Great Writers Start Ugly
Ack! Is there any doubt? That's why I hate starting, because it's ugly. The process is brutal and puts one on a whole new level of vulnerability.
Hello! This is me starting something new.
Please pardon my mess whilst I figure out exactly what it is I am doing.
- Writing projects are messy. Page after page of handwritten notes get scribbled through and rewritten.
- Remodeling projects are messy. Deconstruction must happen before reconstruction.
- Personal projects are messy. Day-to-day gets backed up while making way for change.
I have seen the painful labor and exertion and miserable business which God has given
to the sons of men with which to exercise and busy themselves.
Ecclesiastes 3:10 AMP
Why, oh why, do I put myself through it? Because I can't help it. I have to start. We are made to start. Our Creator God made us creative, gives us ideas, and compels us to start. I don't know about you, but I'm most unsatisfied when I'm not starting something I've been told to start. (Sorry - I've just said start a ridiculous number of times in one very small paragraph. See? Ugly, right?)
He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds
[a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages
which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy],
yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 AMP
I am eternally grateful that God, Who tells me to get moving, also sees me through each and every step. It gets beautiful over time. He is faithful to His promises and He will do it.
I know that there is nothing better for them than to be glad
and to get and do good as long as they live.
Ecclesiastes 3:12 AMP
Kind of makes the ugly part of starting seem beautiful, doesn't it?
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