Words on a card my Mom gave me: Don’t Quit. My eyes keep going to those words over and over again. I am feeling frustrated, like I am locked out of a room I know I need to enter and I do not know what to do. However, what I am feeling does not represent what is really happening. So, what can I do?
I can keep on doing what I know how to do, keep on trusting that there is a plan for my life and believing that my Shepherd* is always looking after me. He knows the plans for me. I do not know all the details of this plan, but that should not and will not stop me. I am choosing to do what I know how to do, be alert for open doors, and listen for the voice of my Shepherd calling me to take another step in a new direction.
What has all of this to do with my art? Everything! I can grow discouraged from
not being able to show my art in a local gallery, meet with people, or do what I think needs to be done. As important as my digital collage art and Spirit and Heart book is to me, there is one thing more important▬trust in my Shepherd. It is his voice, not the voice of fear, despair, hopelessness, or apprehension that I will listen to and follow. Sometimes the door that I think should open is not the right one for me. So, when frustration and discouragement tell me to give up, I will remember two words: Don’t Quit.
*Psalm 23: 1
I have included a free digital collage download as a fun reminder of Psalm 23: 1.
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