Wisdom is a curious thing, because it’s often so subjective. What can be wise for one person, can seem be the opposite for someone else. I can think of many examples of this in my own life and those in the lives around me.
For example, for many, it is wise to save up, store away savings to prepare for retirement. For others, God has asked them to live by faith and to not have any income so are unable to save.
Which is wise?
Another example, some wisdom would say a musician and author should spend a proportion of their time working on gaining speaking and performing engagements, they should gain a following, they should raise funds they should put themselves out there and promote. Other wisdom says that they shouldn’t ask, God will open doors, and the path of surrender and an audience of One is all that is required.
Which is wise?
I am in no way going to attempt to say which is wise, and which is not, because there is wisdom in all the things listed above! This isn’t an opportunity to bash one way of living over another or one persons choices over another!
In my short life I have learned many lessons on wisdom, with a thousand different outcomes, some predictable some completely unexpected. However, the common theme through them all is that the wise thing that God has eventually led me to do, is usually in conflict with the wisdom of the world. In fact, there have been many times that the the ‘wise’ thing to do has been deemed as utter foolishness by many around me, even believers. I’ve also learned that God likes to sometimes ask us to do things which may seem ridiculous, because he wants us to follow him and test our hearts. This isn’t because he’s cruel and likes to play games with us, it’s because he’s got the full picture and knows what we need to be prepared for.
Sometimes he wants us to flip our perspective on its head. The world tells us that we should aim for the easiest, most straight forward and successful life. We should make money, live hard and rest easy in our old age. But my God leads his chosen people into the desert place. He asks them to walk a narrow road, where there’s no space for crowds. He asks them to give up everything and follow him forsaking all. He asks them to not worry about tomorrow because tomorrow will take care of itself. Which is the wise road?
Then I saw myself giving this to gallery owners, businesses and others around the world. The vision continued a bit further, but that was the heart of it. When this vision ended I found myself standing and it felt really peaceful and calm and I knew at that moment the only answer was to say, "Yes, Lord." That is how we began! :) I reached out to others that I had got to know as I was already a creative and invited them to join me on this journey and one at a time you all came.
I'm so glad you're here!! What a journey and it's just getting started!! As a creative, you have such an opportunity to share the love of Christ in every brush stroke, every stroke of a pen, or even as you do your woodworking. There isn't one medium to work with , but there is one body of Christ and we are here for such an incredible purpose. To know the Lord, love Him, love others, and further the Kingdom of God in the earth. Thank you for joining me on this journey!
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