There are times when I am creating where I just want to give up. It may be that the piece is extremely challenging. It may be that the time it is taking to create is excessive. It may have nothing to do with the art itself, but something is causing the task to feel more laborious than joyous. No matter the reason, as an artist you can not just give up on every piece that begins to tax your skills, energy, or emotions. Continuing is the only true response for the serious artist. This doesn't always guarantee success, but you will learn/grow more from continuing and failing than quitting and never knowing the extent of your talents and tenacity.
This life can push us to the brink and beyond. "How much more can I handle?" Physical, financial, and emotional issues can seemingly rob us of our joy, peace, and love. Circumstances seemingly supersede the truths we thought we believed. Things are just too hard. This isn't how it was suppose to be. We just want to give up.
YOU CAN'T GIVE UP!
Continuing on allows you to see life is possible after the pain. Continuing on allows you to see victories you never thought possible. Continuing on in the face of trials will allow you grow in ways you never thought possible. Continuing on will allow you to see the faithfulness of God. Continuing on will provide you a testimony to encourage, inspire, and instruct others when they are struggling with giving up. Psalm 73:26 says " My flesh and my heart may fail, BUT GOD..." We were never promised an easy picture perfect life. However, we can not focus on the failing of the flesh & heart....we must focus on "BUT GOD"! No matter what you are going through...."GOD IS THE STRENGTH OF MY HEART AND MY PORTION FOREVER." HE IS ENOUGH.
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