One of my writing projects for 2013 will be a book focusing on dynamic keys for successful living. Authentic, successful living. And I’ll be seeking to tease out these keys from the Christmas narrative in the scriptures. I don’t know that we fully realize and appreciate the life-potential the incarnation offers us.
There. Conventional thinking about goals is that it’s a good idea to go public with them. At least to someone. It’s said that it keeps you accountable! And it raises your personal commitment.
Actually, here’s the deeper sense of accountability for me. I’m driven by a desire to write something like this. No angel-armies in the sky proclaiming an announcement and assignment. Just desire.
I’m coming to think we are actually accountable to our desires – sustained desires that are true and accurate for our lives.
I Believe I’m Supposed to Write This
Even beyond personal desire, I feel I’m supposed to write something like this. Ultimately I will give an accounting to the Creator.
I know that may come across as a bit much for some. Yet at the end of the day … the end of the month … the end of the year … we all have to follow our own lead in life. I am pretty motivated about the project.
Now this is interesting. I did a small experiment of sorts this past summer. I checked in with a couple of Christmas radio stations on Pandora for a few moments. Just curious.
Music is very powerful. I really wasn’t surprised, yet I was still impressed with how Christmas music can evoke the Christmas heart-set, even in April, June, or August. For writers, music can help to cultivate the right inner sentiment, releasing the flow of words.
So I’m just going to go for it, trusting the inspiration will be there. I’m hoping to put a wrap on this project by mid-year.
I don’t have anything like a complete outline. I have some initial ideas like THIS and THIS and an intuitive sense about the project. I’ll simply start writing and I believe that more thoughts will come, chapters will emerge and eventually a complete book will come into view.
I’m convinced that prayer precedes anything of true worth, so I’ll seek to sustain a leading prayer edge about the project.
There will be a dedicated website for this project soon. I hope to develop a community around the site that can begin to interact with the project, even as I’m writing.
Is there anything more life-impacting and history-altering than the incarnation? I’m convinced that it’s reality can release authentic, successful living throughout the year. It can power our lives to give an accurate, practical witness of what is real, true, and beautiful.