I’m back from a bit of a hiatus from Substack. Although I have plenty of thoughts and content to post, the past couple of weeks have been a bit contemplative for myself. I feel like I’ve woken up from a state of grogginess that lasted several years and I want to take the time to detox from a lot of beliefs and thoughts I’ve allowed to pile onto my personality and character. This may sound dramatic but I finally feel like myself for the first time in years. I didn’t even realize how much I wasn’t myself until I snapped out of it by the grace of God a couple of weeks ago.
Obviously, Swing The Sword was created while I was in that state of mind. While I don’t feel any of my writing on here has been bad, I don’t feel like it’s been my best or most enjoyable work either. With that being said, you can expect some changes for STS. First, there will no longer be a “Question of the Day.” Second, my book “Purpose and Passion” will no longer be released on this platform, if it is ever released at all. Third, the nature of my writing will no longer be instructional in nature. I am no teacher and I do not enjoy trying to be one.
Instead, you can expect more creative storytelling, more personal contemplation, more poetry, and plenty of shorter musings. More of my posts will be free to access, although there will still be some paywalls. All of my previous work will stay up.
Without getting too deep into it as I want to keep this update short, I adopted a pretty gnarly savior complex over the past couple of years. I no longer want to write from that place. I want to write because I feel God’s pleasure when I write and because I enjoy writing. I don’t want to write for the approval of others or because I feel like I need to change the world. That is pressure I no longer need and I’m sorry I ever needed it.
If people enjoy reading my writing that is lovely. If I help people through my writing that is an honor. I hope you do enjoy it and I hope it does help you in any sort of way you may need. If it doesn’t help you in any way, I know now I will have still enjoyed the writing experience and that is good enough for me.
Love ya’ll :)
I am glade you are at the point you want to be at. I am sure you will still open my eyes with your writing’s whatever they say because you have in the past been guided by The Holy Spirit and you will still have The Holy Spirit guiding you!!!!