August 02, 2014

What If - Marcia Lee Laycock

What if the words I write here on this earthly plain have an effect in eternity?

What if the Lord is smiling with approval even when the rejection letters keep piling up?

What if the next article or poem or book I write is already planned, just for me?

What if all of those words will be put into just the right place for the right people at the right time?

What if all of those words are just as much for me as they are for my readers?

What if some day the veil will drop and I’ll understand why all the struggle and frustration was necessary?

What if all that I do, all that I write on this earth is just a training ground for what I will do, what I will write in the realm beyond?

What if this career I strive so hard to maintain isn’t the point of my existence?

What if the more I struggle with my craft the more I get to know the One who wants me to develop it?

What if I remember all of the above each time I sit down to write? 

Yes, what if.


Marcia Lee Laycock writes from central Alberta Canada where she is a pastor's wife and mother of three adult daughters. She was the winner of The Best New Canadian Christian Author Award for her novel, One Smooth Stone. Her second novel, A Tumbled Stone was recently short listed in the contemporary fiction category of The Word Awards. Marcia also has two devotional books in print. Her work has been endorsed by Sigmund Brouwer, Janette Oke, Phil Callaway and Mark Buchanan. Abundant Rain, an ebook devotional for writers can be downloaded here. Visit Marcia’s Website


  1. I'm going to print this and hang it where I can see it as I write. Thank-you Marcia, and God bless you and every other 'writing-for-God's-glory' writer!

  2. Amen and Amen again! I'm with Janet. This opens my eyes in so many ways. Thanks, Marcia.

  3. Thanks, Marcia,This is a beautiful approach to our question of the month.

  4. You are right on, with every 'what if' question.
    I have another one. 'What if' that hard thing that needs to be said to change a situation has been handed to me and I feel inadequate?

  5. Wow and Amen! So encouraging...thank you!

  6. Thank you all for the kind comments. Feel free to add more of your own what-ifs. :)marcia

  7. Lots to process in all those, "what if"s. Great post. Thanks.

  8. Love this, Marcia! I'm putting this somewhere in sight as well.

  9. Good perspective, Marcia!


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