How to Overcome Discouragement as a Christian Writer

Do you want to know how to overcome discouragement as a Christian writer?

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Discouragement Is Inevitable in the Writer’s Life

As a writer, I am sure you remember very well your first rejection letter and the feelings of discouragement that followed. The cold pain in the stomach, the anger, and the insecurity suddenly flood our minds with questions like “Is my writing good enough? Will they ever publish me?” With every new rejection coming our way, we struggle with more discouragement. 

Discouragement may also come when we enter a dry creative period, struggling to find words, ideas, and inspiring messages to offer our audience. We may feel discouraged, too, when we compare our social media numbers and website visits to other writers and bloggers.

Friend, hear me well: If you are a writer, you will inevitably face discouragement and disappointment. This is simply part of our calling. However, as Christian writers, God has also given us strength and grace to overcome discouragement and persevere in our calling

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5 Steps to Overcome Discouragement as a Christian Writer

The first step is to choose to acknowledge our feelings of disappointment as well as their source. We should not suppress and ignore pain. The best way to confront the pain is to weep it out in the arms of God, our Father, and Friend, trusting His love and kindness.

Read the rest of the post to find out the next steps at COMPEL Training Blog and be strengthened and encouraged.

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More Encouragement for Bloggers, Writers, and Creatives

If you need inspiration and encouragement as a writer and creative, I can recommend these selected books on the writing life and creativity. Check them out.

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

The Practice: Shipping Creative Work by Seth Godin

Do Your Art: A Manifesto on Rejecting Apathy to Bring Your Best to the World by Chad R. Allen  

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age by Jeff Goins

The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice by Todd Henry

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer

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8 Replies to “How to Overcome Discouragement as a Christian Writer”

  1. Learning how to overcome discouragement as a christian writer and blogger is such an important lesson. Rejection is difficult, but learning skills to cope is so helpful.

    1. Thanks, Debbie! Rejection is painful but inevitable, so it is really important to learn how to overcome disappointment in our writing lives. I am glad you found the post helpful.

  2. Thanks for sharing this post about how to overcome discouragement as a Christian writer. I think your tip about admitting your feelings could apply to any writer. I can always use writing encouragement!

    1. Thanks, Deborah! I am happy that you found these tips to overcome discouragement as a writer helpful. Blessings to you!

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