Oh friends, we creative types need community and collaboration! Though art often
involves solitary work, we weren't made to flourish alone.
I'm so grateful for people who spur me on to finish projects and bring my ideas to
fruition. Like my friend who made a whole book for his brother's seminar,
pushing him to finally publish it! We artistic souls are prone to perfectionism
that leads to paralysis. We need those nudges and deadlines to ship our work
out into the world.
God surrounds us with encouragers who see and cultivate the seeds of destiny inside
us. My sister constantly challenges me to improve and try new things, even when
I'm content with the status quo. Iron sharpens iron, and teamwork makes the
Having a creative community also provides accountability. It's easy for me to let my
Shopify site languish when it's not making sales, but my friend asks hard
questions about why I'm still paying for it. Wise counsel gives clarity when
we're too close to a project to assess it objectively.
Though art is often a solo endeavor, we need trusted advisors to refine our efforts.
Behind every great creator is a team supporting their vision. With their
insight and support, our gifts flourish. Our most innovative ideas germinate
through collaboration. Together, we dream bigger dreams than we could alone!
The takeaway? If you want to go far, go with friends! Find a community that
celebrates your uniqueness while challenging blindspots. When we link arms in a
common cause, our collective impact far surpasses our individual contributions.
Onward and upward!
Hebrews 10:24 New International Version
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,
Hebrews 10:24 Berean Literal Bible
And we should think toward stirring up one another to love and to good works,
Hebrews 10:24 King James Bible
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: