Writer’s Pruning Season | ACFW Weblog


By Darlene L. Turner

My Father examines every single branch in Me and cuts away these who do not bear fruit. He leaves these bearing fruit and carefully prunes them so that they will bear far more fruit. John 15:two (VOICE)

Spring is about the corner (hopefully!) and with it comes clean-up of debris left from the winter months. Each and every year, I choose the dead vines off my morning glories on the lattice to make way for the new development that will come. As I tediously pluck every 1, it reminds me of how Christ prunes us in the course of unique seasons of our lives. To take that additional, what about the pruning taking place in the life of a writer? What can we find out?

Writer neighborhood is valuable – We want every other to assistance, encourage, be accountable to, critique, and also to rejoice with. We all know considerably of a writer’s life is spent in solitude. Just figuring out we have a neighborhood to attain out to brings comfort. We cannot do this on our personal. God gave us every other for a cause. Let’s not be scared to make contact with our mates.

God’s timing is generally finest – As I pull out the dead vines, I feel ahead of when I can plant. Is it time? Or could there nonetheless be frost? If I plant as well early, I could drop anything. It is the exact same with our writing. If we attempt to go ahead of God and do not seek Him, we fall flat on our faces. His timing is great.

Yes, even in our writing journey. We might want that contract proper away, but maybe we are not fairly prepared, or we just haven’t identified the great match. God knows. We cannot rush the method. He’s pruning us to be the finest writer we can be. All for His glory and in His time!

He knows the Massive image – As I feel about the garden I will plant in the Spring, I smile at the believed of the attractive flowers that will pop up and the yummy veggies we will appreciate. There’s generally a cause why our writing journeys emerge the way they do. There could be a thing else down the road that we cannot see. God knows the large image and surrendering to Him is the only answer.

You can locate new life hidden amongst the dead – When I weed via the dead leaves and vines, I generally see new development. There is life in the writer’s pruning season. We might feel it is all doom and gloom when we go via rejections, but we find out and develop from every of them. New development is vital in the writer’s planet, but we want to cease and permit God to show it to us. When we do, we’ll be blessed.

Just like I appear forward to the colorful summer time blooms, I cannot wait to see what He has ahead for me in my writing journey.

I want to sprout tall for Him!

How about you? Is God taking you via a pruning season? Share your story.

Darlene L. Turner writes romantic suspense and is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray. She was a finalist in the 2018 ACFW Genesis contest and won in 2017, was a finalist in the 2017 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense and won in 2016. She lives with her husband Jeff in the Forest City of London, Ontario. Stop by Darlene at www.darlenelturner.com exactly where she believes there’s suspense beyond borders.





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