Iron Sharpens Iron

Posted: August 23, 2021 in Uncategorized

Proverbs 27:17 As  iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. I love this verse and the principle behind it, especially as it refers to creative ministry. Today, if everything goes according to plan, my creative ministry mastermind group will meet via Zoom. So far it has been such a rewarding experience. We talk art, we talk ministry and we spur each other on as we try to walk out God’s call for our lives and our creativity. It’s always a good time. Let’s face it, while I am convinced there are many more of us out there than we think, it’s not always that easy to find people who understand. Artists don’t always get the ministry aspect of life and ministry folks don’t always understand the artist aspect of life. It is so nice to gather with people who already get both sides of the coin. Not only that, but we can hear each other’s stories and ideas and see clear connections that sometimes the others in the group don’t see, while at the same time we can hear about other’s projects and opportunities and consider new possibilities for our own gifts. I’m also really hoping that these connections will spawn collaborations. For me, my favorite thing is to just be able to connect and to have a few other people with whom I can walk out this journey.

So how about you? Who do you connect with and how? Artists often lead solitary existences. I am convinced that whole there is a time for solitude in the creative process, none of us were meant to spend our lives in isolation. Who helps you to keep your skills and your life sharp? It’s worth considering. If you’d like to create your own mastermind group, I would be glad to give you advice to get you started.

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