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Climbing mountains and scaling walls
|Posted on 14 August, 2020 at 11:55|
In your strength I can crush an army. With my God I can scale any wall. Psalms 18:29, NLT
But I have given as much I know how to give. I have nothing else to say; I have nothing left to give!
Those are the words I told my editor after receiving her feedback about a manuscript I sent her to review. I had labored for hours writing the manuscript and felt like I had given it my all. Yet she sent it back letting me know that although the manuscript was good, she wanted more.
But then I recalled that is the job of a good editor. Their job is to read your manuscript from an objective point of view. Their job is to look at it from a panoramic perspective to see if there are any holes or other problems that need to be addressed to help it become the best manuscript it can be. Their job is to provide you with constructive feedback to help you see the weaknesses as well as the strengths of your manuscript. Their job is not to be your friend, but your editor.
But adding more when I”ve given it my all seems like an impossible feat when I don’t feel like I have anything else to give. That’s when I'm reminded of the words King David, a great soldier and warrior shared each time he faced a challenge in conquering the towns of his enemies: “In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale a wall.” Yes, I face a daunting challenge in adding more to my manuscript, but I too must believe that with the Lord's strength, I can crush this army of additional writing and with His help, leap over my wall of tiredness and get my manuscript where the editor believes it can be.
Is there a challenge you are facing today on your journey to become a Christian author? Whatever it is, be encouraged in knowing that you also have someone who can help you crush any problem you face today and help you climb over any wall that seeks to keep you from achieving your goal to write for the kingdom.
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