Some Inspiration from Dan Miller, 48 Days to the Work You Love

Posted: July 6, 2012 in books, Thoughts on art ministry and life
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48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan MillerI’m vacationing in Ogunquit Maine. Today I went to a modern art museum and two galleries and I am thoroughly inspired. On a little break, I was reading Dan Miller’s 48 Days to the Work You Love and I came upon this gem that every creative needs to consider…

“What is it that you find naturally enjoyable? If money were not important, what would you spend your time doing? When do you find time just flying by? What arethose recurring themesthat keep comingup in your thinking? What did you enjoy as a child but perhaps have been told was unrealistic or impractical too focus on as a career?

This is a tough area for most people. There is a subtle Spiritual myth that following our dreams is likely to be selfishh, egotistical and something God would frown on. That kind of thinking implies that God is totally outside of ourselves; we are simply physical robts separated from His mind and heart.

However, we are created in God’s image and as such are creators ourselves. Why would God have created us to think imaginatively and to have vivid dreams only to then squelch those dreams for practicality? Consider the possibility that your dreams are thhe voice of your soul, God’s voice within you, longing for expression through your faith in action. And as you move toward your values, dreams and passions, you will move toward being more Spiritual and more fully what God created you to be.”

If all this were true (and I believe with all my heart that it is) what would you do?

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