I found freedom in worship

I have always considered myself an artist.

Every child thinks of themself as an artist.

orange flower

I was 13 when I realized that I really could actually draw when I applied myself.

Then, in high school, drawing became my demise academically.

High School artwork

I have had no other ambition in life other than to create.

Art has been one of my greatest joys.  Images move me deep down inside & my expressions most often come as colors and lines.  Art has also caused me great frustration & longing as my hands long to create, but the inspiration isn’t there.

I have experienced fear that my artwork won’t be enough.  That when I am finished, it won’t reveal the message I want it to express. I have feared that others will find my work dumb, and my ability lacking.  I have feared imperfection.  So, over the years, I have learned to silence my inner cravings to create art.

yellow flower

Recently however, I have been walking through a season of renewal.  A fire has been lit inside of me, a passion to explore art as a form of worship.  I have given myself permission to create as an outpouring of myself before God, & in doing so, I have experienced freedom.  In this place of worship, I am safe to just be me.  There is room for imperfection, because I am not perfect.  I am no longer searching for others to approve of  my artwork because my art is not meant for them.  It is meant for Abba, & I have faith, like a child that He will find my artwork to  be perfect just the way it is.

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2 thoughts on “I found freedom in worship”

  1. I love this…it speaks what I needed to hear about my own art…to focus on Abba Father rather than anything else. Thank you for sharing your heart here…your words have inspired me to look upward and to worship in a way I had not thought of.

    “…whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

  2. I love this…it speaks what I needed to hear about my own art…to focus on Abba Father rather than anything else. Thank you for sharing your heart here…your words have inspired me to look upward and to worship in a way I had not thought of.”…whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

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