Melvyn Tan
November 7, 2013 — By tanmelvyn@gmail.com

Write. Because You Have To

[blockquote source=”Ezekiel 17:24 (NIV)“]All the trees of the forest will know that I the Lord bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish.[/blockquote] Changing Focus When I decided that I would change the theme of my blog from literally […]

[blockquote source=”Ezekiel 17:24 (NIV)“]All the trees of the forest will know that I the Lord bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish.[/blockquote]

Changing Focus
When I decided that I would change the theme of my blog from literally writing on my work as a consultant for schools to now, blogging about my daily focus on Jesus, a few things came to mind.

Writing Framework
What is the framework that will guide my blog post? Should I adopt a specific structure when writing? Or should I go with the flow and write as I see fit? After reading the blog posts on other sites, I see the benefits of having a framework in mind. However, that framework is more of a guide rather than a template to fit whatever content within it.

Seek the Approval of Others
Next, I was thinking about how I should write it. General rule of thumb is that it must serve the needs of my readers. No one is going to read my posts unless they can see how it can add value to them and their lives.  Though I understood this, I had no idea how to implement it. But the truth is, you do not write to seek the approval of others.

It Is My Mission
I write because I have a message to share. I write, not because I want to, but because I have to. And my message is this: whatever your pain point is, you can get out of it. All you need to understand is that God is in control. He is the Designer. He is the beginning and the end. And to know God, you need to read His Word. Then you need to live it. Then you need to share it, for when you share, that’s when you are able to help lead others out of their pains as well.

Prayer
Father we know that You are who You are.  And we pray that we have the courage to speak Your message to help others ease their pains.  In Jesus name, Amen.