As an artist, it is important to reflect on what we have done, what we are doing, and our thoughts on what we would like to do in the future. It is crucial to have the opinions and critiques of those we respect, but we are inevitably responsible for the direction and implementation of our work. Though art can be spontaneous and occur through happenstance, a majority of art is formed and birthed within the mind before it is ever seen by the world. We must edit our thoughts and our art work. To be an artist is to be a thinker. We must give careful thought to how we want to grow as artists, what we want to share through our art, and how we are going to get there.
Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: "Give careful thought to your ways." Haggai 1:5
We see in Haggai 1:5 & 1:7 the statement "Give careful thought to your ways."
How often do we see this in our world today? We live in a society of reaction and denial. Have we lost the art of thinking before speak, act, post, Tweet..etc? Are we so driven by our emotions that we forsake our mind? We must get back to that place where we do give careful thought to our ways. We are not stifling ourselves...we are empowering ourselves to make good choices...to be better people....and to be good examples of what a Believer should be in our world today. I know that if we all slowed down and considered or thoughts, actions, reactions, and emotions...there would be things that need to change. The good news is that you aren't alone! Let's do better in 2019!