Well, not quite, but take 2 minutes and watch this.
Now ask yourself, “What if instead of ‘creative work’, Ira Glass was talking about the spiritual life?”
Does this change the way you view growth, sin and “failure”?
Three quick thoughts.
- We don’t necessarily need to be “people of taste” in order to determine what God might want for us; rather, we are a people of “The Book”. The scriptures tell us what God wants for us; that’s where we find the vision for our lives.
- Knowing that there’s a “gap” between that vision and where we are at, we should expect to fail. We won’t be perfect. Not for a long time.
- That being said, the point is to keep doing the things that pull and push us toward that vision. I’m not talking about merely “exterior”/visible things like service; I’m referring to the quiet, secret things like prayer, meditation, scripture study and reflection. These “creative” things make room inside us for God’s Spirit to take hold and begin to mold and change us.
The point is to allow God’s Spirit to “close the gap” between where we are and what He wants us to be.
To become “Gospel Artists”
To “ship” our lives.