A pastor I knew mentioned this several years ago and, to me, it still is something I have to work on always :

“God never commits to talent, He commits to character.

He is in what you’re becoming, not what you’re doing”

If you spend more time being busy at your craft at the cost of time spent in the presence of God, you actually put yourself more at a loss than gain.

God can do more with a slightly talented, inexperienced designer who is sold out to Him, than he can a well experienced design “guru” with little-to-no time in His presence.

God’s goal for you is to become more like Him in how you think, act and live. How you use your God-given talent after that will fall in line.

Isaiah 64:6 says that even our work creating “Christian art” or other good deeds are just like filthy rags apart from a real relationship with God:

“All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags…”

Luke 10:38-43 also teaches us that quiet timespent listening to the guidance of the Spirit of God is more needed and of more value than being busy and forsaking that time at His feet in order to crank out that next project:

“The Lord and his disciples were traveling along and came to a village. When they got there, a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat down in front of the Lord and was listening to what he said. Martha was worried about all that had to be done. Finally, she went to Jesus and said, Lord, doesn’t it bother you that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her to come and help me!’ 

“The Lord answered, “Martha, Martha! You are worried and upset about so many things, but only one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen what is best, and it will not be taken away from her.”

For you as an artist or designer to make a supernatural impact, you must first spend quality time making an impact in your ways becoming the same ways as His.

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