July 25, 2021

Sunday Devotional With Mr. E: Deadline

How do deadline's impact you?  For some, deadlines can create paralyzing fear that causes artist block, nervous mistakes, and a constant second guessing of choices made.  For others, deadlines provide an adrenaline packed creative frenzy fueled by a defined timeline.  I have the luxury of my art being a creative outlet, and not how I provide for my family.  So I rarely have deadlines.  However, I should probably set more for myself. I believe this would motivate me to create & be more purposeful so that I keep actively engaged in art making. An artist who has no deadline can flounder directionless.  Being aware of time can motive you to do more with the time you are given so you can accomplish your personal goals.

As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. 
Night is coming, when no one can work. 
John 9:4

Though some live like there are no deadlines, they are truly a part of all of our lives.  I'm not just talking about THE deadline.  Death is not the only end we experience.  We have a limited amount of time to impact/influence the lives of others.  We may move.  They may move.  Relationships shift. Jobs change. Schooling comes to an end. A chance encounter slips through our fingers.  I fear I've allowed too much time to pass by without realizing these deadlines.  God blesses us with the opportunities to share his love through our actions, reactions,  words, and deeds.  However, we often think we have all the time in the world to do so.  It usually doesn't occur to us until the "deadline" has passed and we have failed to share the most important thing our life.  Missed opportunities should not bring condemnation, but should motivate us to utilize the time we have been given to share his love. Don't allow deadlines to pass you by.


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