Creative Winters: Waiting for the Fruits of Spring

“Winter is the silent intermission for glorious spring! There is life beyond our frozen earth waiting to break forth in its season.” ~CANDICE COATES


There are these moments that come in our creative journey whereas it seems that nothing is happening. We feel as if we’ve hit a wall in our writing, our art, our everything. But just like in nature, just like with God who took a day off from his work of creation, we too have our creative winters.

When your creativity slips into silence, allow it a moment of rest. Though it may seem as creative winter in your world, be confident that spring is just around the bend. Ebbs are always followed by flows.

As King Solomon so eloquently put it in Ecclesiastes 3:1,(1-8), “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.

If the Lord has promised you a destination, trust that He will keep His word to you. I have found that some of my best creative seasons came after a time of rest. This has held especially true with my writing of fiction; winters have given way to fruitful springs.

Honor the processes, creatives. Trust the Lord with where you are and the progress you’ve made already. Do like your Heavenly Father and call that phase good even as you rest with preparation for what is to come.

Winter is not forever! Spring is just on the horizon.

~Dream. Imagine. Believe. Do. CONQUER!

*Revised from January 22, 2016

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