I am a Christian. I mean die-hard, church-going, bible-reading, daily-praying, contemporary Christian music Christian. I believe in God and Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. I believe that I was put on this earth for a reason and so were you. I believe that God gave me special gifts and I am to use those gifts to glorify Him. And I believe that Satan will attack us, thwart us, block us, and tackle us to keep us from completing our mission.
Work has been extremely difficult and time-consuming. I mean, it’s always time-consuming, but it has taken up much of my time to the point that I have to make myself do my laundry, clean the house, and exercise. It is taking up more than a regular 40-hour work week. And that time is taking away from my writing.
I am currently working on a new novel. I know, I know, I haven’t finished Book 3 in the Paul Jakarta chronicles, but I have set that aside for the moment because I am preparing a book to be submitted to publishing agents so I can be picked up by a publishing house. And I have been unable to work on that book for a couple of months. It is difficult and depressing not to be able to do what you love the most. And Satan has made sure that my time has been taken up by other things.
I got a call from a friend who asked me how I was and when I answered “okay” she asked why only “okay.” I spilled my guts that I am depressed and want to write but I have been too busy to write. Then it dawned on me that if Satan is keeping me away from writing this much then writing is exactly what I should be concentrating on. So I pulled myself up by my bootstraps and am making sure I make the time to revise my novel so I can send it to agents.
If Satan is working that hard at preventing me from doing something then that very something is exactly what I should be doing!