What Success Looks Like as a Christian Writer

Do you wonder what success looks like as a Christian writer?

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What Success Looks Like as a Christian Writer

Do you remember how you started writing? What was your motivation and highest desire? What were your goals? How did you picture your success as a Christian writer? Perhaps you have envisioned having a website; publishing articles, and blogs, finding an agent and getting a publishing deal, and having a certain number of followers on social media. 

The truth is, we can’t define and measure success as a Christian writer by the output and the numbers. God has another definition of success, and we will be wise to apply it to our writing too. 

5 Key Truths About Success as a Christian Writer

Here are five key truths about what success looks like as a Christian writer to calm your heart and help you focus on the right goals: 

Truth #1

Success as a Christian writer is linked to our primary and most important calling: to be God’s faithful witnesses and ambassadors of His grace. God calls us to be Jesus’ witnesses in the first place and to speak and write His words whether people pay attention or not.

This means if we find our reach, number of followers, etc. disappointing, we should continue to do what we know we should do. For example, when God called Ezekiel to be a prophet, He even warned him that the people would not listen to him. (Ezekiel 2:3-8)

Read the rest of the post to find out what the other truths are 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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14 Replies to “What Success Looks Like as a Christian Writer”

  1. Wonderful post covering what success as a Christian writer looks like and what goes into it. Thank you for the reminder that social media numbers are not the measure – but, that God has another definition of success for us.

  2. Thank you for these reminders about what success looks like as a Christian writer. Even though my topics are not spiritual (food, gardening), I can still be an ambassador of God. Kindness and caring can pave the way for building relationships that might lead someone to seek God in their life.

    1. Thanks, Lisa! Absolutely – I love your writing and kind spirit, and I think you are doing a great job spreading good vibes and tons of helpful information.

  3. Thank you for these reminders, friend! This helped me return to my focus as a writer. May we keep the main thing the main thing!

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