I am thankful for two gifted editors in my life – Anna
Elkins and Julie Smith. They help make
sure the content of what I write is not lost in sea of bad grammar, sloppy
structure or misleading content. Behind
the scene is my wife, Jan, who reads the heart of what I write. Writing is not
for the faint of heart!
There have been times when I did not want to hear the editorial input I
was given. In fact, some of it left me wondering why I had opened my life up to
outside input in the first place. Without these faithful editors a writer can become
a lone ranger, isolated in a very small world of personal insight.
In the end, none of this is about us. We are simply transmitters of truth. We
cannot live our lives alone and expect to remain emotionally and spiritually healthy. We all need life-editors who will examine our lives with love and honor and offer their insight.
Today, invite some editors into your life who have
permission to examine the content of your life so that it matches the message
you have been asked to release. At first this won’t be easy, but in the end,
after God has worked on the content of your heart, it will leave behind a life-message
that can be easily read and applied.