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You have a God-given Gift

by Tim Pickl  
7/26/2008 / Writing

You have a God-given gift

In September 2006, God was leading me to expand my writing beyond my own website:
I almost felt like I was hiding my talent thereso I started searching.

I found FaithWriters by doing a Google search for Christian Writing Contest. FaithWriters came up in that Google search near the top of the list. One of the awesome things about FaithWriters is after your writing is posted--after a reasonable amount of time--your writing can easily be found by search enginesat or near the top of the search.

Intrigued with the FaithWriters site, I joined. At the time, most of my writing was poetry, and I submitted poems for several months.

You have a God-given gift

Then, after reading some other submissions, I saw that most of the winners were short storiesso I've tried my hand in that.and expanded my personal "challenge" to try other forms of writinglike skits, devotionals, short stories. I've tried to write in different genres, and from different points-of-view.

It's an awesome challenge, but with God's help, anything is possible!

You have a God-given gift

Then, coincidentally a year later in September 2007, one of the other FaithWriters 500 members posted a positive comment on one of my Weekly Challenge stories. The comment was so encouragingsomething I really needed at the timeso I responded with a FaithWriters Private Message, and simply wrote "Thank you". The FaithWriter wrote me back, and to make an on-going long story short, we've become great "cyber" friends. We've bounced ideas around, alerted each other about prayer requests, FaithWriters Challenge "Hinting Time" and encouraged and supported each other.

You have a God-given gift

If you want to see how much a FaithWriters 500 member can grow, read a few of their first submissions to the FaithWriters Weekly Challenge; then read their more recent writing.

For example, my FaithWriters Weekly Challenge writing started out like a young tree, planted by the FaithWriters river, and, it's amazing how much I've grown as a Christian writer in the past 22 months!

I won 2nd place in my most recent FaithWriters Challenge submission in the Intermediate (Level 2)it truly caught me by surprise. Praise the Lord!

You have a God-given gift

Faith-filled writer: You have a God-given gift, and I encourage you to join FaithWriters 500. Since joining, I've had a few paid opportunities to write. It's nothing I could live on (Yet! I speak in faith) but, joining FaithWriters 500 is well worth the money. Why?

FaithWriters is a perfect vehicle to minister to others through writing, while getting practice and exposure.

How can you put a price on helping someone draw closer to Jesus?

You have a God-given gift

The key is keep on writing. Face the FaithWriters Challenge every week after praying about it and God will lead you the story will flow. The way I see it is, you're writing to be a blessing to a someoneor a bunch of someones--out there!

You have a God-given gift

It's time.


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