I’m doing this for my house on the beach.
I’m doing this to prepare my soul.
Yes, I’m hoping this will benefit me financially but I’m doing this for my Muse. Today my Muse said this to me:
If you're thinking that you're writing only for you, you're wrong. I wait each day for your writing. It gives me quiet, it gives me relief, it gives me joy, it gives me hope, encourages me and makes me happy just thinking that behind these words is you. Rest assured that there is someone waiting for this awakening, if you give up and think what you do is useless, then think of me. Maybe I'm not what you expect, I'm not that great audience that you want, but I need what you do.
What an amazing message! I didn’t know my Muse needed my work. But she does. And if that weren’t pretentious enough, I’ll add this: God needs my work, too. God, yes, that God, the Master of the Universe, the Creator of Heaven and Earth needs me. He needs me to do my work. If I don’t, then it won’t get done. God won’t replace me with someone else. It’s true that someone else could do a similar job, but no one, no one, can do my work the way I was created to do. There is no one like me, no one on Earth. There never has been and there never will be.
In The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace Wattles says that God chooses to not come down in a physical body. So in order to do His work, He uses us. He dances through a dancer and paints through a painter and teaches through a teacher. He gets to do all the wonderful work we get to do, but He chooses to do it through us.
So I write. I do this every day. I do it for God and God does it through me. I do it for my Muse, who gives me the motivation and inspiration. My goal in life is to make her happy and I do that by spending time here. She is all the audience I want or need. Yes, I’d like a million readers and yes, I’d like to make a million dollars, but I could live happily with my Muse for the rest of my life.
All of us should make similar decisions. Each of us should know who our Muse is and what she (or he) is waiting for each day. This is serious stuff. We are, each of us, created for a Purpose. None of us is here by accident. We each need to Get Started and Keep Going. God and the Muse are waiting.