The Discipline of Writing

One day, I was discussing with my mentor how difficult it is to find the time to write. I work another job full time. I have family and church obligations. There are only so many hours in a day.
Okay, I was whining and complaining and she, bless her heart, was patiently listening rather than whacking me upside the head with her laptop.
She finally looked at me and said, “Why don’t you get up earlier?”
I immediately rebuked Satan for having her suggest such a thing.
It’s amazing how Satan can twist God ideas and God advice to make us think they’re from the devil and we shouldn’t follow them.
I contemplated her words, which is a nice way of saying I didn’t do anything but her words echoed and nagged at me for several days. It reached the point where I knew that I knew that I knew it was God. And I was Jonah, looking for a boat heading away from Nineveh.
I studied my life style and realized I if I got up at 4:00 a.m. instead of 5:30, I could create an hour and a half of writing time, carving it out of time nobody else had a claim on except my flesh’s desire for sleep.
Hebrews 12:11 No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.

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