“Each one of us is God’s special work of art. Through us, He teaches and inspires, delights and encourages, informs and uplifts all those who view our lives. God, the master artist, is most concerned about expressing Himself - His thoughts and His intentions - through what he paints in our character… He wants to paint a beautiful portrait of His Son in and through your life. A painting like no other in all time.”
~Joni Enreckson Tada
All artists need a little rehabilitation at times. Some refreshment. So much energy is poured out of us into our pieces of work that after a while this passion of ours becomes a tiring and dreadful task. At least it has for me recently.
Why not give yourself a break this weekend? Spend some time with the Lord. Refocus. Refuel. Allow God to do some changes through you before you try to make some changes to your current project. Take a small break from your creation to spend some time with your Creator. He's the one that you inherit your creativity from, anyway. We are his character. Let him continue to paint us before we continue to paint our characters.
Don't just take a break, though. Allow God's light to shine in you so that it will shine through your story and into the life of your reader. Spend more time with him than you usually do and replace the music that usually inspires your creativity with a few worship songs. You may not be finished with your current project, but God isn't finished with you, either. Allow him to mold you into a "beautiful portrait of His Son" before you continue to mold your story and characters. You must always put your passion for God above all other passions.
We may get weary from working on our creations, but God never gets weary from working on his creations.
“If we are to write fiction that will touch hearts & change lives,
we must be God’s.”
Do you often feel as if your creativity gets drained from working so much on your current project?
How often are your "artist rehabilitations" and for how long?
What are some ways that you enter into the presence of the Lord so that he can mold you into the person he wants you to be?