We as artists seem to be made more sensitive than the rest. It’s how we are able to discern how things should look and feel. But with that comes a massive identity struggle and a broken place of not knowing who we are. We haven’t been fully convinced that God is there to be trusted and instead believed in a world full of its many pleasures and things to tell us who we are and how to get success.
The thing is … You can’t replicate someone else’s calling or someone else’s blessing and think you’ll have the same things and achieve success that way. We live in a very competitive society where one’s success quite often dictates how people view you. We compete against each other to win a lifestyle of the elitist at any or every cost thinking its all worth it in the end. I don’t remember God teaching us this or ever seeing Christ doing this. In my own life I’ve tried hard on my own and pushed myself hard, but God was never concerned with my success as a designer, he instead kept on trying to intervene the matters of my heart and mind.
Achievements and success is all about making us the center of the universe. It’s so contradictory to what the Bible teaches us.
We’ve all been deceived. We’ve all mistrusted the only one who can be trusted. We’ve all been taught or told ourselves that in this life only you can make things work.
There’s something deeper to achieve than success and riches. It’s found within the depths of our hearts and souls. God has already put in us a void that can’t be filled without him. Most of us are pulled towards these dramatic stories of people triumphing over evil with good. People going to the ends of the earth to help someone else. This is the love of Christ Jesus, and we’re just repeating his story over and over again. He’s inside us calling us to reach our neighbors. (Luke 10:30)
We won’t even see this part of him until we are trusting him, until we have let go of our own understanding.