Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything,
by prayer and petition,
present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6 (niv)
A few weeks back I read a post where Cec Murphey said, “When we try to correct sloppy writing we don’t have to become sesquipedalians (look it up). Say it in direct, easy-to-understand words. If we do, we communicate. Get it? We actually communicate with readers and they
understand what we mean.
I looked up Sesquipedalians. It means “given to using long words.” The Latin sesquipedalis means measuring a foot and a half. In some of my first writing I used the Thesaurus to find extraordinary words. It didn’t take me long to understand that a foot and a half word stopped the reader mid-sentence and editors didn’t appreciate my efforts.
Scripture is written for the average reader to understand. Jesus said, “Do not let your heart be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” John 14:1
PRAYER: Lord, writers struggle with rejection. Help those who are afraid they don’t write strong enough or impressive enough to find confidence in you and submit their work. Amen