Some time ago I created the web comic CREACHER. My hope was that it would be shared all over the web as a way of spreading the Gospel. While it got a few followers, it didn’t really do what I was hoping it would do. I wanted it to work like a social media meme, but it kind of fell flat. I’ve posted over 200 of the cartoons and I began to feel like it was a bomb. I contemplated dropping it, but then I got another idea. Maybe part of the reason it didn’t work like a meme was because it didn’t look like a meme. I started looking at the other memes that are out there and decided to regroup, reformat and rework the concept.
The bottom line in all of our creative pursuits is some of them will fail. That’s what happens when you try something new. Sometimes the best thing you can do with a failure is count it a lesson learned and move on. Sometimes though, especially when you felt led in your Spirit to create something, it’s better not to write it off, but rather to look at it with fresh eyes and do something different.