I feel like I am called to write, but I’ve spent a lot of time wringing my hands about what I’m supposed to write. I thought my calling was to write screenplays, and maybe it is, but all of those doors are closed right now. I’ve spent a lot of time talking about this with my husband, and my mother too. They’ve both told me that maybe I should write a book. When I realize that I’m hearing the same thing from multiple people, I start to think that maybe that’s God giving me direction. The problem is, that’s a very different direction than writing screenplays, so now I’m a deer in headlights. I’ve been wrestling with God over this for 2 1/2 years, and I continue to wrestle. My recent prayers have resulted in me feeling like He’s telling me that my calling is to write stories, from my unique perspective on the world. It doesn’t matter if it’s a feature length screenplay, a short screenplay, or a book. I feel like He is saying to me, “Just write!”
I’m the type of person that needs to know where we’re going, when we’re going and how we’re going to get there. I don’t do well with anything vague or ill-defined. It’s hard for me not knowing where my writing is going to lead. I’ve heard from other people, and now I’m experiencing it for myself-God gives you just enough information to take the next step. So that’s what I’ll do. Take the next step. Just write.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
I went to Hollywood in 2016 and took this photo from the Griffith Observatory.