The Five Ps for Purposeful Writing – Positive Perspective

by | Nov 23, 2010 | Fiction Book Reviews | 6 comments

Positive Perspective

In the writing world, publication make take months or years to happen. All your hard work and long hours may never be realized – and so we can feel discouraged, but when all these things start to bring us down, we have to remember our purpose.

 We were made for God’s glory. 

To keep a positive perspective, Philippians 4: 8-9 gives us thought submission guidelines

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

This doesn’t mean we ignore our hurts and disappointments, but we take the proper perspective in the middle of those disappointments. God is in control, he’s given us a calling, and He’ll provide the talents and energy to fulfill the call.

When thoughts that do not meet the above guidelines try to sneak into our mind, it’s important to give them an immediate rejection, and turn to the truth of God’s word. God has a plan for us – and he will complete the plan.

So we move to the next P on Friday.


  1. Melanie Dickerson

    Thank you, Pepper. Just what I needed to hear right now!!!

    • Pepper

      SO glad to be an encouragement, Melanie.
      We ALL need to be reminded WHO holds us, calls us, and sees that His work is done through us.
      Can it get any more positive than belonging to the King of Kings? 🙂

  2. Audra

    God planted the right seed in your heart to share today, Pepper. We do always need to remember that no matter how hard the road, how unthankful, how hurtful, God’s called us and He will be with us.

    Thanks, babe!

    • Pepper

      Oh Audra,
      I hope those words were as much of an encouragement to you as they were to me.
      I need the reminder – especially right now when writing time is at a minimum and demands are high.
      But God is here – RIGHT here in the middle of it. He’s even placed me here for His glory.
      And I don’t have to grin and bear it.
      I can be thankful that he is here with me – never alone.

      Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!

  3. Renee Ann

    I love it when the blogs I visit are steeped in Scripture–Thanks!

  4. patti

    My latest life verse (and it has TRANSFORMED a decent work ethic) is
    Colossians 3:23.

    Like, I’m talking a dog walk, a toilet scrub.

    So simple.
    Our God blows me away.


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