If you’re like most people, especially creatives, you have probably come to a point of discouragement. The things we create may not attract the attention we think they deserve, critics slam them, we get another rejection letter, and on and on. It’s enough to make you question why you do what you do.
We’re certainly not in it for the money. For every person who has a raging success there are a thousand (maybe a million) who labor in anonymity. You start to look at your peers who have taken an easier path and you start to get a little envious. Some days it’s hard not to.
Here’s what you need to remember. You’re not in this for the money, critical acclaim or anything else. You’re in this because it is what you were created to do. Sure you could do something easier, but would you be fulfilled? Most people aren’t. You have the unique opportunity to bring your dreams to reality and share them with the world. You have the power to do profound good with what you have. Add to that the component of faith, doing what you do to the glory of God and you start to understand the reason why you do what you do.
A wise man once said, “The glory of God is a man fully alive.” and that’s why you do what you do. It makes you feel alive.