Just a reminder...
Date: February 6, 2012
As artists and creators, we can tend to get caught up in thinking that our significance comes from what we do, produce, create. This is a slippery slope.
Unless we are careful, we can feel like we're either worthy or not depending on our last performance - how it was received or accepted - or if our works ever get performed at all.
Let's not lose sight of the reasons we've been given these gifts - and they ARE gifts.
We are to "make a joyful noise unto the Lord" - give HIM all the praise, thanksgiving, honor, and glory.
Whether the music you write is "sacred" or "secular" may it all be done to HIS glory.
This is where our true fulfillment lies.
This is where our childish egos don't stand a chance.
This is where we find true meaning, purpose, significance, and worth - in our relationship with Him.
So keep on creating! Keep on producing! Keep on working hard!
But remember that you are just a vessel and a steward of the gifts God has given you. Use them with humility and grace and your reward will be great! And remember that your deepest identity lies not in your giftedness or talents, but as a child of God.
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