There are many people that think art is purely a "natural" gift that few people have. You either have it or you don't. The truth is...being an artist/creating art takes work. If you want to be good at anything you have to put the time and effort into your "craft". There may be times where you feel frustrated. You might believe you'll never improve. You can quit or keep going. Those who quit will just say they were never good at art or that they weren't an artist. Those who keep going will see their work improve over time and experience. You may hear voices around you say that your work is no good. You may hear your own inner voice question your worth as an artist. KEEP GOING. Don't give up on something just because you get negative feed back, hit a plateau, or become frustrated. KEEP GOING!
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper
time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
As believers, we should be living a life that reflects Christ. That doesn't always come "naturally". As we grow in our faith we see more of Christ in our attitudes, actions, and reactions. We may have people question us. We may have people put us down. People may doubt our sincerity. No matter...we must KEEP GOING. We must realize that we are a work in progress. When we face negativity we must approach it in self reflection. Maybe there area things we need to change. Maybe there are things we need to do better Viewing our faith as an ongoing opportunity to grow will allow us to KEEP GOING knowing we are becoming more like Jesus each day we are given.