Since Jesus was God's Word personified (see John 1), it is no small thing that words are significant in the currency of eternity. So what I say now is not spoken flippantly. Today I mouthed the words - out loud - to someone who asked what I do:
"I'm a writer."
It was the first time I've described myself in that manner. I made it a statement of fact. I didn't say I was a good writer. I said it because of reading recently in another writer's column: "If you want to be a writer, start telling people you ARE a writer."
I almost like better my friend's self-described occupation: "I'm a communicator." More encompassing. Yet also evaluative. It concludes that you are communicating. And again, another acquaintance described himself as a "leader," but no one was following.
I can't lead unless someone follows.
I can't communicate unless someone listens.
However, I can write whether anyone else reads it or not.
But lo, and behold, here you are, reading! Thanks for hanging in!