Why you must write (valuable ideas must spread)

Why you must write (valuable ideas must spread)

We are continuing to discuss the motivations for writing. The correct convictions and inspirations about the task will work to spur you into action.  Let’s continue with another motivation for writing:

Valuable ideas must spread

Once you have something important to say, that is, something of value to others : generally, the greater your audience the better. It is the responsibility of the carrier of a valuable message to multiply his audience.  If it’s valuable, why hold it back from others?

Is my idea that valuable?  The most important respondent to that question is you.  You don’t need to take a survey. Once you think your idea is valuable enough to share – then it is.  Give it out.  There is an audience of at least one out there who is bound to agree with you and benefit.  That person is important enough to sit down and write for.  One of the things I have said to myself is that if I am only writing for my own children – it is a worthwhile endeavor.

But if I say, “I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones.  I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot. (Jeremiah 20:9)

Your chief reason for speaking or writing is how valuable it is to you. Indeed, it is the extent to which you cannot live with yourself for being silent.  You owe nobody any apologies for acting on the fire that burns within you.  Jeremiah prophesied, declared or spoke the words that God inspired him to speak.  The result made him regret the day he was born because he was beaten and imprisoned for it.

He considered quitting the prophetic (speaking forth inspired words) profession.  His experience is quite educating. He testifies that he could not be silent even in the face of persecution. Why? “….his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones..” he says.  Fire shut up in my bones?  The fireplace five meters away is hot enough.  

Let’s take the fire within Jeremiah as a symbol of the value and power of the message raging within him.  Jeremiah could not consult.  The value of his message or idea was according to his personal conviction. You are your first barrier from speaking, writing and spreading your idea.  It’s the importance, conviction and value you place on your idea that makes it a fire.

Fires are kindled to become raging flames that spread.