If I am to choose one word for the New Year, it is “Trust”.
Although this will be the second year that I have worked as a self employed artist, it is the first year that we are supporting our family with the income. As we move into 2015, I feel like I am stepping out of the boat to walk on water. This year, I am fixing my eyes on Jesus, and placing my trust in Him.
Being in this place is an exciting dream come true, but it is also scary.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. ~ Proverbs 3:5
This spoke to my heart this morning.
Being an expressive artist, requires vulnerability. When, I am creating, I am looking inwardly, and my art is a reflection of what I find there. The more I work on a piece, the more vulnerable I feel as the reflection on the canvas comes from deeper inside my heart. It takes bravery to share that with the world.
It is my desire to be God’s vessel. As I reach deep inside, I want my artwork to reflect the heart of God. Therefore, I must learn to trust. To trust in God. His love and inspiration will never run dry. I need to trust that the inspiration in my heart is from Him, and I need to trust that whatever is there on the canvas will reflect God’s heart. The painting won’t speak to everyone. However, to the one person the message is intended for, it will scream the heart of God.
“Stay true to you and you will end up incredibly happy”
This quote speaks to me. It says to stay true to what I have painted. Don’t second guess my work. Trust in it, and I will be happy.