Artists worry. Artists worry about having enough money to afford creating. Artists worry if they and their art will be understood. Artists worry if they will find a venue and an audience for their work. Artists worry if they are good enough. Artists worry if they've sold out to be acceptable. Artists worry. I know that there are many that think artists are care free, go without in order to create, don't concern themselves with what others think, create for themselves unfettered by sales or acceptability by the main stream....etc. However, worry does not improve any of these situations. Concern can promote action that impacts for the artist's betterment. Worry stiffles any real change that could benefit the artist in their pursuit of their passion. Worry defeats the worrier before failure has a chance to yield it's lesson.
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? Luke 12: 25-26t
Believers have reason to deny worry's place in their life, yet instead many seem to welcome worry like an old friend. Why is this? Do they not know the promises scripture repeats about God's care & provision for those that are his? Do they not believe those promises are meant for them? Have they never felt God's arms around them in the midst of their struggles, uncertainties, and pain? In Luke we see the amazing reminder that worry does not add to our lives one single hour. This is not a call to be reckless. This is not permission to deny wisdom, wise counsel , reason, and intellectual application. God gave us a brain! He also gave us the opportunity for faith. We can trust him. We can lay our worries at his feet and walk with freedom and purpose in each and every situation. Worry is real, but does not have to be our reality when we walk with the Lord.
Thank you so much for this beautiful reminder about worry. Perfect timing.ReplyDelete