I started to work on this line of thought the other day. So many people have a crippling fear of making art. The inner critic rages, “You can’t do it.” Here’s what you do. Make the art you would make if you thought no one would see it. Then share it with the world and realize it was really created to bless someone.
I wonder how many masterpieces will never be created because of the fear of what others might think. I wonder how many masterpiece lives will never be lived because of fear of what others may think. The truth is we’re not responsible for what others think about our work, so much as we are to give our best to the work and to the Lord and trust that He will use it as He sees fit. You’re not working to make everyone like you. You’re working to be a blessing to the one God has designed and gifted you to reach. That you can do, because it is empowered by God. Faithfulness is up to you, everything else is up to God.
Van Gogh once said, “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” Fear No Art!