The Project You Can’t Handle:

Think about a time when you were given the chance to do a creative project, commission or gig that was a pretty big opportunity. Now picture it as one of those projects that you knew would be almost too much of a challenge, be it skill, time, initial investment or whatever.

 

You know that feeling you get when you now that the opportunity’s yours, but it will take you really digging down deep to pull it off? Almost a feeling of inadequacy.

 

You are excited at having the opportunity, yet you know that it’s out of your league.

 

Welcome that feeling! It’s an indicator that the stage is set for God to show up. An indicator that your creative talent is about to be used in a way that will prove only God can do it.

 

Being Able to Do What You Can’t Do:

If you’re an artist that has decided to have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, you can be confident that God’s power and ability is made perfect when the odds are stacked against you.

 

It may sound crazy, but you can actually welcome that feeling of inadequacy. Now, this is not to say that lesser quality or craftsmanship is to be expected from or delivered by the Christian artist. Nor is it to say that training and practice are not needed. On the contrary, this may be the method of preparation for when God works through you.

 

When you, the artist, are weak in human ability, you can be strong in divine ability:

God can accomplish more through your weakness that you ever could at full strength on your own. His Word teaches us the following:

 

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

 

So what steps do you take to make it happen?

 

First and foremost, you must have a relationship with Jesus Christ in order for this to work. This principle is not earned, but an entitlement of that relationship.

 

Prayerfully acknowledge God’s promises through scripture: I encourage artists to pray before embarking on the next project, especially the project that seems to be “out of your league”. Study the scripture mentioned above and others like it. Pray for God’s fulfillment of those scriptures (His Word) in your life. He promised it to you, that’s why He wrote it down!

 

Take action and walk it out: When you sense that God has opened a door or presented an opportunity, take action, being confident that He will fulfill His Word. Be sure to learn what God directs you to learn, practice what He presents to be practiced, and simply prepare yourself to be ready when He opens that door for a project that can only be accomplished under His ability through you.

 

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