I subscribe to Jon Acuff’s blog (If you are not familiar with Jon Acuff’s work, he has written several books, one of which is “Stuff Christians Like” and I highly recommend it) and every time he writes a new blog I see it on my homepage. About two months ago I saw a post by him that I told myself I should read, partially so I could do a better job at writing this blog. It was about finding your writing voice.
I have read a bunch of blogs and most of them seem so much more well-developed than mine. They are funnier, more thoughtful, more insightful and many other things too. I have been told that I don’t write like I am. When I talk I try to add humor to most conversations. When I write, I’m just not funny. Not at all and that bothers me. That’s where Jon’s blog comes in. I was hoping for some amazing insight, technique or steps to writing better blogs. I didn’t get that, but what I did get was just as good. He said that in order to find my voice I need to write more. Duh! Of course, it’s so simple and yet why was I thinking it needed to be complicated? How do you get better at anything? You do it more. Plain and simple. What a cool blog to actually read right after deciding to write every day for the month of June. If you all bear with me, I will be finding my voice this month while trying to provide some interesting information for you this month.
Jon didn’t stop there though, he said to find your voice in anything you just have to do it more and that made me think about how I have noticed that I don’t speak like other missionaries do. I listen to other missionaries and people in ministry and I am amazed at how they look at life in general. They impress me and I want to get to that point. I want my heart to be geared towards God in such a way that my words never fail to lift Him up. Thanks to Jon I now realize that it is going to take practice and time for me to get there.