Do the Work…

Posted: January 8, 2019 in church art ministry resources
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Talent is great. Gifting is awesome. And they’re useless…

I know that gives you a question, then what is the point of this exercise.

Okay they’re not really useless, and that was a little bit of hyperbole, but here’s the point if you don’t use it, it is literally useless. Talent and gifting are important, but there is no substitute for doing the work. I know this seems obvious, but so many people talk about all they’d like to do, all they think they can do, but that’s as far as it goes.

There’s an old truism in the music world. “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” And the answer, “practice, practice, practice.” In any creative discipline the same rules apply. There is no substitute for hard work.

So create, create, create. Seek out opportunities, and if no one will give you one, make your own. Think about what you would love to do and start working to that end. Be your own client. Look around your neighborhood and see who could use what you do, and create as if they were  your client. Build a portfolio, make samples, post your work to the net. Join online groups, find a mentor, whatever it takes, do the work.

Assignment: Find something to do, and do it to the best of your ability.

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