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Continuing on with the book “Saying it well.”
Charles Swindoll tells us in order to become a good writer we must release ourselves from the expectations of others.
We can learn from others but we need to create a writing and style that is our own when sharing our message.
If there is a calling on our hearts to write the desire to do it well
will happen and as that happens our confidence will grow and our writing ability will become stronger.
He tells us a clear calling requires sacrifice.
I can see that, at times when a blog post is being formed and written in my head other things have to wait.
The dishes might not get done. The rug that needs vacuumed remains dirty one more day.
He tells us when we have a deep internal calling there is also a deep assurance that this conviction is right.
The key thing I read so far is this:
All the events in your life have prepared you to write.
The Lord has created a plan for you.
He has gifted you.
Ultimately the choice remains within us whether or not we want to become storytellers, authors or teachers.
He tells us there are three things that must take place before we can become the writer we want to become.
1. Know who you are
2. Accept who you are
3. Be who you are
I honestly believe I had those steps in mind when this blog began.
If I could write in a beautifully deep way as a painter paints a picture on canvas
my words would paint a picture for the reader as they read in the quietness of their ‘home’.
Canvas pictures are beautiful and unique. 
Word pictures are the same.
They each give us ‘something to think about.’
The other key he tells us in this book.
Learn to be your unique self. 
He tells us self awareness equals transparency and the better we know ourselves the easier it is for us to share from the deepest places of our hearts.
He also tells us as we learn to accept ourselves and realize who we are the truth sets us free.
Another thought he tells us to think about:
Good communicators don’t fake it.
So the key is for us as we begin this process is to learn to be authentic and to learn to be comfortable in our own skin.
He said that even Jesus had to grow into his own identity.
He knew who he was but he chose to wait for maturity and at age 33 he chose to reveal his true identity.
The process and reality was always there but the timing wasn’t always right.
Our timing is a key too.
As we allow ourselves to learn new things we slowly will reveal the kind of writer
who will learn to ‘say it well.’