** This post is dedicated to all the creative ninjas feeling hopeless.**
I was working out at the gym today on the Arc Trainer. Can we pause for a dramatic sec. and just let THAT sink in. Yes, miracles still exist.
The worship tunes were pumpin' through my earbuds and my praise hands turned into a pretend mid-arm stretch. I started praying for the ones who may be feeling hopeless in this season. Maybe that's you, I know in the past it's been me.
This note is to the
ones who waved bye-bye to their goals too soon,
or feel confused about their next move. Wondering where God is and if He even called them to do
that thing anyways.
Know that I believe in the things God has called you to.
The dreams He has placed on your heart,
the message your soul craves to share,
the passion project that keeps you awake at night ...
I believe in those things for you.
The "problem" is, God's story of walking out that "calling" isn't always written the way we romanticize it in our head, which often time result in a hopeless humanistic perspective.
Often times hopelessness creeps in during the everyday ordinary moments. Like when you scroll through social media and start to wonder if you will ever measure up. I get it. Or when you get overlooked for a promotion, struggle to keep up, or find yourself thinking you just aren't good enough.
Hopelessness is a perspective and feeling. A feeling that can cling on all too tight, choking the life out of you. But you do have a choice. Our hope doesn’t come from an external perspective, it comes from an eternal one ... and His name is Jesus.
In the Bible, Peter was writing a letter to the Gentile Christians and said this ....
"He has given us new birth into a living hope ..."
You have a choice, fellow creative. A choice to carry despair or carry the redemptive power of the cross.
If there's one thing I can champion you to do ... is to carry the true HOPE found in the cross.
To let go of the things that burden your soul,
harden your heart
or entrap your mind.
As we shift our perspective off of hopelessness, and onto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, let's celebrate all we have in Him!
Raising those praise hands and celebrating with you,