Friday, May 29, 2015
As you can see, the act of writing carries narcissism with it. I think most writers, if they're honest, have to admit to feelings of ego-gratification as they use words, grammar and punctuation to formulate their thoughts, ideas and emotions. Maybe charity should persuade me to assume other writers write from more altruistic motives than I do, but I lack such charity because Scripture says too much about the human bent toward self-flattery.
Yet the Lord, being gracious, redeems my tainted motivations for writing by allowing me to write about Him. My ego may continue to linger, necessitating that I confess my pride and vanity, but the Lord displaces it by blessing me with a desire to honor Him. I find myself praying that my readers will notice Christ, rather than me, as I use words to highlight His glories. When all is said and typed, after all, He will return to establish His kingdom, where we will finally worship only Him.