retro-guy.jpgThere are two challenges that you face as an artist. One is the familiar challenge of not having a fresh idea or plan for the next creative project.

The other is even worse than that, yet not as evident. It’s having too many ideas and not moving significantly ahead on the right ones.

So how can too many ideas be a bad thing? Even a good idea when not done at the right time, or by the right people, or in the right manner can distract you from doing THE idea that makes the right impact, reaches the right people, and accomplishes the right objective.

That’s when too many “good” ideas get in the way of the “God” idea.

What’s the “God” idea?

” `For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, `plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’.”

Jeremiah 29:11

The bible demonstrates that God has a plan for His people. Like a proud father, God actually envisions or “daydreams” about His children and what they will accomplish with their God-given talent.

Seeking God’s direction for your next artistic assignment positions you to see what He wants you to do with your talent next. This is important because pursuing a God given task, even an artistic one, allows you and your art to accomplish more than it ever could alone.

Two ways to start this:

A basic and simple method of knowing how to move ahead with a God –given assignment:

1) Ask yourself, “What’s the last artistic thing that I know for sure, without a doubt, that God directed me to complete?”

2) Then ask yourself, “Have I done it yet?”

If not, that’s a good place to start. It’s always wise to complete the last thing you know that God has directed you to do before expecting Him to reveal the next project.

A small God-given idea will have much more Kingdom value than spinning your wheels on a “good” idea.