If you can’t be the best at something, does that mean you shouldn’t try?
I have written three books now (the third soon to be released) and while I am happy with their reception, audience, message and purpose, I just read something by Lee Strobel and was astounded by how well and how fluently he got his point across. Since his topic included some of the points I’ve endeavoured to make in some of my writing and I enjoyed his style and explanation, does that mean I should give up writing? Should I just let the “pros” do the job? Maybe. But maybe, someday, for some reason, someone may come across something I’ve written while passing his over. Maybe my history, background, and wording will spur a commonality within someone’s heart. Maybe in my less verbose, less successful attempts to harness the English language I can still reach someone that needs to hear the message. Maybe.
I’ve read many books in my time– history, fantasy, mystery, research, educational. Many have covered the same subject over and over…trying to put their particular spin on the given subject. None may have originated the concept at hand, but each presented a unique viewpoint or at least a different way of looking at the material. Maybe we do need to hear different voices from varied backgrounds and abilities in order to wrap our heads around the enormity of certain things with which we struggle.
With that said, I want to thank all those who spend their time and effort to add their voices to the world, hopefully in a positive manner. Those who try to make a change by letting others of us know we aren’t alone in our struggles. The authors, the blogs, the podcasts, books and devotionals, the guides and pamphlets, all trying to add another voice in order to clarify what someone else may have already said in a better and clearer way. And I thank all of my readers for giving me the same opportunity.