He is the master creator of the entire universe. He handpicked you and me to live in this time, in your city, in our country, for such a time as this. He is weaving your story into the fabric of your community, your church, your sphere of influence. He wants to use your story and unique gifts to create for Him! create relationships, tell stories, and make art that glorifies him.
Sounds easy right? As creatives we all know that this comes at a high price! When God has called and gifted you with specific tools and gifts, and asked you to use them, it’s pretty fair that you will face resistance of some sort. I always like to think that this resistance is a sure sign that I’m on the right track. Press on, press through, and trust that the God that called you to this will indeed equip and empower you to finish it.
I was re-reading one of my favorite books on story by Donald Miller, A million miles for a thousand years, and in it Don says this,
“If I have a hope, it’s that God sat over the dark nothing and wrote you and me, specifically, into the story and put us with the sunset and the rainstorm as though to say enjoy your place in my story. The beauty of it means you matter, and you can create within it even as I have created you”
Doesn’t that set you free to create? To not only create, but create with joy and courage? God loves you! He created you for a specific purpose and he can use your mind, your hands, your art to glorify him in this big world.
Dream that dream, create that piece of art, tell that story, write that poem, pick up that camera…the world is waiting to see God through your eyes.