Why It's So Hard To Write

A Poem By Libby // 2/11/2018

I’m an introvert.
I get peopled out.
I need time to recharge.

I’m naturally shy.
I don’t like talking to
people I
don’t know.
I hate it when they
don’t say
anything—
it forces me to talk.

I’m prideful.
I want to be the best.
I want to excel
at whatever I do.
I want people’s good opinion.
So I hide the real me.

I’m judgmental.
I compare others with myself.
I compare myself with others.
And either way,
someone ends up looking
like a fool
in my mind—
it’s me or them.

I’m a procrastinator.
I have goals that I
never accomplish.
I fail at being
on time.
I wait until the last minute
to finish a project.
And sometimes
It’s too late.

All of this
affects my writing,
what I say,
what I think,
the soul behind my stories.
I find it hard to write
the truth;
sometimes
I’m afraid
of being judged by you.
Or I don’t want you
to see
my faults.
Or it's just that
I have another
excuse.

But I know
the Lord has forgiven me.
He’s set me free
from the burden
of sin.
He’s made me new.
I’m no longer
what I used to be.
I’m covered
in his blood.

So whatever I write,
I will write to his glory,
I will write because I know
I am forgiven,
covered,
and made clean.

Comments

I love this. It ends

I love this. It ends perfectly.

Damaris Ann | Sun, 02/11/2018

God uses the milestones as stepping stones to bring us closer to Him. We may not see it in the moment, but we can always look back and see the memorials of His love in the crumbles of our stumbling blocks.

Thanks, Damaris.

Thanks, Damaris.

Libby | Sun, 02/11/2018

“The gospel alone is the power of God unto salvation.
Therefore, suffer, yes. Be misunderstood, yes. Be shamed, yes. But do not be ashamed. For the joy set before you, take up your cross, follow Jesus, be shamed and despise the shame!" -- John Piper