I came across one of those random articles you find when you open a new tab in Microsoft Edge and it said "This Ukrainian Model Has Turned Herself into a Real-life Barbie Doll" I didn't think that could be possible, and was going to stop reading when I read a quote from the model that I can't stop thinking about:
“If a nun starts talking about spirituality, will anyone notice her? No, no one will. But if a beautiful, inspiring young woman starts talking about it, many people will start thinking.”
How true is this statement? Tonight I watched a discussion/teaching led by Sergio Cariello (which was amazing! Both informative and humbling...) and I got to thinking... how big of a priority should the quality of work be if you feel you are doing the work for God? I constantly feel doubt about my own work and whether it is worthy of the public that will be viewing it. Would the Lord ask someone to do something they do not yet know if they are even able to create? I know the answer to that is yes, because of Noah. It's not like you heard about him making a whole bunch of arks before he started shoving animals on board. There is SO much art out there however I now wonder when is an idea or venture an idea to pursue and when is it not? The enemy could and WILL try to disuade followers form doing what the Lord has set for them to do. I am blessed to be a part of the Animo card game. Creating art for this game is by far my favorite art project to date. When first toying with the idea of creating this game however the creators had never made a card game before, but did they let that stop them? Thankfully not. Now they are preparing for their third expansion to go to Kickstarter!
I do not want to discourage anyone from pursuing passions that God has set before them. I am curious and am hoping for the thoughts of the community as to how they balance the drive to create for the Lord with the idea that the world may not look at it unless it is in the same league of quality as mainstream comics.
May this spark thought and discussion in you and as J. Vernon McGee would say, may God richly bless you my beloved,
Christina Todd, a flawed, yet loved, child of God.