“Writing crystallizes thought and thought motivates action.” – George B. Wright, Sr.
I’m a yellow legal pad guy. For most of my life, my yellow legal pad has acted as a substitute for a computer. When I pastored, I was the only person on our staff who never owned or used a computer. I wanted to die computer illiterate, yet sadly, those days have finally come to an end.
But I still believe that my dad’s saying is relevant today: “Writing crystallizes thought and thought motivates action.” There is something about writing things down that clarifies our thinking, especially when searching for solutions to everyday problems and challenges. After all, an action that follows careful thought usually brings about the greatest results.
That’s why I’m so thankful that God worked so powerfully in the lives of about 40 people over the course of 1600 years to give us His perfectly true Word – The Bible. Because God led men of faith to write down His thoughts, we can clearly know who God is and how we should live.
Are you struggling with clarity? Are you feeling stuck and unsure of how to move forward? Write out your thoughts, questions, and concerns before God. Seek His wisdom and remember that writing helps crystallize thoughts and thoughts motivate action.