Put Yourself Out There
“Then I said, “Put a clean turban on his head.” So they put aclean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of
the LORD stood by.” Zechariah 3:5 (NIV)
Part of the creative nature of an artist or writer is the sensitivity.
Unfortunately, sensitive people can bruise easily. Something
bubbles within your soul and you cannot contain it. You release it
from your fingertips, it flows into words. Okay, now what do I do
with it? There is an earnest desire to share it, to share this piece of
your heart. The problem is it would be like exposing yourself naked
for all to view. Who wants to stand bare in front of others awaiting
condemnation? Well, fortunately our Heavenly Father is in the
business of covering our nakedness. After all, when Adam and
Eve discovered their nudity He didn’t send them away in shame,
he covered them.
Zechariah had a vision he recorded in Zechariah 3:1-5.
Israel’s High Priest, Joshua, was standing before the Lord in filthy
rags while Satan condemned him. If you are standing before the
Lord, who cares who the condemner might be? The Lord took
away Joshua’s filthy rags and clothed him in festal robes. Zechariah
suggested they throw in a turban for his head. The Lord did.
Jesus came to earth to cover our sins, mistakes, and
inadequacies. “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him,”
Revelations 19:7 and 8 “And to her was granted that she should
be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the
righteousness of saints.”
Write for the Lord, and put forward your writing. Stand
before Jesus and Jesus only. He will be your covering. If your
writing is rejected with a reason, you can learn to make it better.
It certainly won’t be accepted if you never submit it. If you are
His child, you can rejoice in His covering whether it is accepted
Hilarey Johnson is a freelance writer and resides in Idaho withher husband and three children. Hilarey believes that in real life,
romance doesn’t end at the altar, it is just the beginning.