It’s not writer’s block, but the words aren’t flowing easily here these days. I’m not one to be big on “rules” as far as certain things go: design, art, blogging and so on. Guidelines are great, but sometimes they can be so constricting that you just stop and give up out of frustration. It hinder’s room for YOU.
The rules of blogging and what a good blogger does always linger in my head.
But then the whispers are sure to come and reassure me that it’s not about me, about being a good blogger, about the stats, comments, followers. He is quick to remind me to do EVERYTHING as if working for Him.
Is this not part of everything?
Funny too sometimes, the timing of things. God reassures us when we need it. Always.
I read this over at The Anderson Crew, and then a few days later saw this over at From The Nato’s, which lead me to this over at A Holy Experience (of which I subscribe to but missed this post somehow in my inbox).
I don’t need to follow the rules, not the rules that don’t matter. I need to follow my heart. I need to only focus my mind on His Leading. I need to let go of the pressure’s I put on myself and be free in the grace He is sure to extend to me daily.
I’m listening to my desires. The desires that are His desires.
Though the word’s here may not have been flowing lately, my creativity has been spilling out elsewhere. I have been bringing the paint out more and more these days.
Painting is always a learning process for me. It can be hard to not hold myself to certain rules and standards here as well. But when I let go and rely on Him, then look at the result, a freedom comes that wasn’t there before. When you create art, there must be freedom. Why is the freedom so hard for me?
I couldn’t take another day not being here with you. There isn’t much point to this other than to share my heart. In everything, God is always working. In everything, He is always there. Sometimes, there just aren’t words. Sometimes, only paint and paper are the only way for me to say what I need to say.