I’ve been the Stagnated Artist that missed opportunities and let time pass him by.
I’ve been the Frustrated Artist, too. Ever so busy, but accomplishing little.
I don’t ever want to be either one of those guys again.
I want to be the SUPERNATURAL Artist. Here’s what I mean:
It’s natural to procrastinate and to miss opportunity. To become complacent and stay within your comfort zone.
On the flip side, it’s also in your nature to take matters into your own hands and try to force success. Pausing to pray before taking action can naturally feel like you’re slowing down. And when frustrated, time out for prayer can naturally seem futile.
But what goes above and beyond the natural (a.k.a.”SUPER” natural) for an artist is to:
Spend daily time with the Spirit of God to be reminded that you are on assignment. Being reminded of that daily while seeking Him and His word keeps us from the natural state of complacency, but rather the Supernatural state of creativity with intentional progress!
- Spending quality time with the Spirit of God each day to receive instruction. A meeting with your practical guide (the Holy Spirit) who guides us in knowing where you need to spend our time…and where you do not. THIS is the supernatural way to be productive.
The Stagnated Artist and the Frustrated Artist only VISIT God. They never LIVE with God:
- Spending daily time in God’s presence is the way we “abide” in or “live with” God daily. And when we “abide” with or “live with” anyone, you get to know them better. When we abide in Him, and study His promises, He promises that will see a productive life (which of course includes your creativity!):
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.” John 15:7-8
Do you find spending daily quiet time with God easy to stick to or a challenge? I find it to be something I have to intentionally work at DAILY (just being honest!)
What about YOU? Share your thoughts by posting a comment: