Ep 7 – The All-in Relationship. Are you in?

Welcome to The Kingdom Art Life, episode 7.

In episode 6, we started looking at our relationship with God as the place where this harmony we are pursuing has to start. We posed two questions, which I hope you really thought about:

1. Why did God invite us into this relationship with Him and where do our art and career life fit within that reason? And

2. What did we think we were getting into when we said yes to His invitation? And where do our art and career life fit into our yes?

We talked about how harmony comes from understanding what we expect, what God expects, and then bringing the two together; bringing them together into His vision. So, episode 6 was about understanding where your head is. This episode is about understanding where God’s is.

Let’s get to it.

At a fundamental level, God wants the same thing we want when we get into a relationship with someone. When you get into an intimate relationship with another person, you don’t get into that relationship to live separate lives that never connect, never intersect.
You don’t get into relationship with them to exist as if you barely know each other.
You get into relationship to be with that person,
to do life with them,
to do daily, regular, consistent, ongoing life with them: in the big things, the small things, the mundane things, the exciting things.
You get with them to be involved, connected.
You come into relationship because you’re ready for the overlapping of your lives.
You’re content with the reality that the more intimate your relationship becomes, the less separate everything about you, as individuals, becomes.

Well, God wants the same things. He wants to do daily life with you. And, He wants you to do daily life with Him. He wants intimacy with you… but life intimacy with you, not just spiritual intimacy.

What do I mean?

Would you agree that sexual intimacy is only part of the intimacy possible in an entire relationship; that there are more ways to be intimate in a relationship besides sex?

Would you agree with that?

Then, in the same way, the “spiritual” things we do in relationship with God – like pray and read the word – those are only part of the way we can be intimate with God.

Look at it like this:
if you’re in a situation where the sex is good, but the rest of the interaction between you sucks, like –
you don’t talk,
you have nothing in common,
your lives are completely separate,
the only time the two of you are in the same space is during sex, and
outside of sex you have no idea why you would even speak to this person –

that situation is not a relationship.

That is a series of encounters.

It is a one-night stand arrangement.
A friends-with-benefits arrangement.
A booty-call-without-the-follow-up-how-you-doing-call arrangement.

And, we can have these same kinds of arrangements with God and mistake them for a relationship.

If we’re really ready to be honest…

these are the kinds of arrangements that we have with God.

Instead of the one-night stand, we have the one-day stand: Sunday service when we’re all loving on Him and telling him how good He is, and then we don’t talk to Him for the rest of the week.
Our friends don’t know Him.
Our family has never met Him or even heard of Him.
There are no pictures or evidence of Him anywhere in our lives.

He’s just our regular Sunday hook up.

We hook up, and then we go back to our separate lives.

We could also have the friends-with-benefits arrangement: where we actually could see a good thing going on between us, but I only see you as worth committing to a moment with, not someone that’s worth me committing to building a life with. These are our daily prayers, our times of reading the Word, that never actually come off the page, out of our heads, and into our daily life.

We never get to the point where we say I’m all in,
where we’re actually applying this stuff,
where we say here’s the key to my house

no, bump that,

let’s buy a new place together.
Here are the passwords to all my social media accounts.
Let’s get a joint checking account.

Nope.

This is: I see you.
I even like spending time with you when we’re together.
But…
I’m also totally good if we’re not.
And, I’m really okay if we only see each other occasionally.

This is the arrangement where you get the semblance of the emotional connection, but one gets pushed to the side as soon as the other person finds someone that they are actually ready to commit to.

But God wants it all.

He wants the ring,
the keys to the house,
all your passwords,
joint banking,
pictures of the two of you all on the walls in the house,
pictures of you as wallpaper on your cell phone and your computer.
He wants your nose wide open for Him. He wants it all. That’s what He wants with you.

But there are also things that he wants in you,
for you,
through you.

For you, He wants you to be healed, healthy, whole, provided for, living in purpose.
He wants you to have the desires of your heart.
He wants you to experience a fulfilled life in all facets of life.
He wants you to walk through life so secure that there is not one thing that can separate you from His love.
He wants you secure that there is no limit He would not go to the shower you with that love.
For you, He wants you to know that He has you and He has your life,
and, He is able to be and do anything that you need
and He wants to be and do all that you need.

Because that’s what you do for those you love, don’t you?

In you, He wants to see you walk in that assurance.
He wants to see you tackle life like the world is your oyster, because it is. I mean your daddy owns it all.
He wants you to understand how to walk and prosper in this covenant.
He wants you to be filled with all the fullness of God.
He wants you mature and fruitful.

Through you, He wants you bearing fruit.
He wants you to provide evidence,
to be His PSA,
His Yelp review for what’s possible in relationship with Him.
Because He wants to be reconciled and reconnected with all parts of His creation, and you are a key part of making that happen.
He wants you to present yourself as a partner that He can work through, to be His mouthpiece, His arms, His legs. In a nutshell, these are the things that God wants with us, for us, and us, and through us.

Now, none of this means anything if we can apply it to our career life. So here’s what I want you to think about:

What does it look like for you to give God all your passwords, for you and God to commit to a 30-year mortgage together in your career?
What does it look like for pictures of you and God to be the wallpaper on your cell phone?
What does it mean for God to be more than just a booty call, a one-night stand, or a friend-with-benefits in your career life?
What does intimacy, I mean true intimacy, with Him actually look like in the day-to-day things you do, in the mundane places you go as a professional artist?
What does it look like to be vulnerable with Him, to let Him into those exposed, tender places of your career life and your artistic desires?

There are many things that we will talk about here on the Kingdom Art Life, but first things first. Like, if your marriage is in trouble, there is no sense in talking about how you guys are going to deal with finances before you establish whether you both even want to stay in the marriage in the first place. Once you decide that you do want to stay in the marriage, then you can go to work on the specific aspects of how you make that marriage work better.

In the same way, we first need to understand what kind of relationship we’re actually in with God.
Then, we need to decide if we want to move forward in that relationship.
Then, we can start dealing with the specific facets of the relationship, and how we make them work together.

Now, let’s address a very real hesitation to all this.

If we’re honest, we tend to see the all-in relationship with God as really overwhelming. If we see this relationship as overwhelming, then it really becomes difficult to see how we could please God, and keep up with all of the demands of an art and career life at the same time.

But Jesus says, “Come to me. My yoke is easy and my burden is light. Come to Me all you who are heavy laden; and I will give you rest.”

Now, how is that true, if coming into relationship with Him is coming into a burden of unattainable expectations, constant disappointments and let downs, and impossibilities to ever measure up?

If He is consistent, and those two things are inconsistent, then something is wrong in our perception. Romans 12:2 talks about being transformed by the renewing of our mind. One part of renewing our mind is adjusting what we think it’s like to give God what He wants, how we imagine it is to be in an all-in relationship with Him.

I’ve been walking with God for a long time. And, I don’t mean I got saved a long time ago. I mean I’ve been walking with Him for a long time –
from redirecting my life to pursue what He had for me,
to picking up and moving places He told me to move,
to quitting jobs He told me to quit,
to putting my art life on hold to pursue whatever He needed me to pursue in that season.
I mean all in.

And, I can tell you that following God in your life, and in your career, that this all-in relationship with Him truly is easy.

All you do is live your life and listen for that Voice.
When the voice speaks, you follow the Voice.

That is literally it.
You just follow the voice.

Now, the difficulty comes when the Voice tells us to let go of something that we are emotionally tied to,
when we trust in the things we hold dear more than we trust in that Voice,
when we feel loss,
when we don’t trust that God wants nothing but good for us,
when we don’t trust that whatever He’s asking us to do is for our good, and is to bring us into a more fruitful, healthy, prosperous place.

It becomes difficult when we don’t recognize that the life we envision was given to us by Him in the first place – when we don’t recognize that His leading us to do something is not away from what He showed, but actually deeper into what He showed us… even when it’s not a method, or along a path that we understand.

In episode 6, if you did your homework, you were looking at what you expect in this relationship.
This episode was about looking at what God expects in this relationship.

For this week, I want you to spend some time and decide are you willing to move forward in this relationship as you now understand it?

If your answer is yes, you and God move forward from here to establish the parameters of your relationship together; the parameters of your relationship and your career life together. Your relationship with God is different from mine, just like one marriage (and what works in that marriage) is different from the next marriage (and what works in that marriage).

Alright fam, the kingdomartlife.com. Click on episode 7 and tell me:

What are your thoughts? How does this episode shift your perception of what it means to bring your career life into an all-in relationship with God?

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Ep 3 – Harmony is not death.

Welcome to The Kingdom Art Life, Episode 3

In episode 2, I talked about the conviction that guides how we serve artists here at KAI – that conviction being that any art life can be a vessel for worship and leave a kingdom footprint and culture. At the beginning of every episode, I state our goal, which is helping you build harmony between your faith, your art, and your career life. Actually, those two things go together : ANY art life can be a vessel for worship and leave a kingdom footprint in culture when there is harmony between faith, art, and career.

When there is harmony between faith, art, and career –
regardless of what you make art about,
where you create and present it,
who you present it with or for –
any art life can be a vessel for worship and leave a Kingdom footprint in culture.

Now, this is LIBERATING because when we, as professional artists think about bringing our faith and art together, we feel like we have to change it somehow to make it more acceptable and palatable for Christian living. And, what I’m telling you is that you don’t have to do that; I mean, unless the Holy Spirit explicitly tells you to. Otherwise, you don’t have to change what you talk about.
You don’t have to start adding things to make it more Christian.
You don’t have to change who you work with. Besides being liberating, though, why would harmony be important for you and I?

Well, let me ask you this: do you like feeling conflicted between your faith walk and your art career?
Do you like being unsure about whether God is pleased with your art?
Do you enjoy being unsure about how to be your full self around people who live differently than you do?
Would you like to live fully in all parts of who you are, without constantly having to make sure certain parts of you don’t slip out and environments they “shouldn’t?”

Well then you need harmony.

And, since this utopia hinges on harmony, we better understand what harmony is. We know about musical harmony, but we are going to go a step deeper than that. The word harmony means agreement or accord. It’s about becoming one mind through the settling of differences in opinion, action, wil,l and purpose. In the Word of God, we find a model for what harmony should look like.

Romans 8:29 says, “for whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son; that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.”

When you and I got saved, when we came to Christ, God had something more in mind for us than just getting saved and going to heaven. A major part of our Christian walk is spiritual development, where we more and more begin to resemble Christ. He was not to be the only one to walk the earth looking like He did or acting like He did.

One of the ways we look like Him is found in Philippians 2:5: “Let this mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus.”

We find an aspect of His mind, and the basis for our model for harmony in John 10:30, where He says I and my Father are one.
In John 12:45, Jesus says, “whoever sees Me sees the One who sent Me.”
In John 5:19, He says that He only does what He sees the father doing; and that whatever He sees the father doing, He does also.

So, Jesus sees the Father do something; and He does the same thing He saw the Father do, as He saw the Father do it. And, because Jesus did that, whoever is looking at Him is looking at the Father – because He did what He saw the Father do.

The reason they do that is because They are one. They’re in harmony. They are of one mind in purpose, in will, in action, and in speech.
If you and I are supposed to have the mind of Christ,
if we’re supposed to look like what Christ looked like,
and they are one in harmony,
and this is what they’re harmony looks like,
then this is what our harmony should look like also.

We have to come to the same mind about our career and our place, as children of God, in mainstream culture. We have to come to one mind with God about the purpose of having us there.
We have to come to one mind with God about what we’re supposed to do while we’re there.
And, we have to come to one mind with God about how we’re to do things there.

And that doesn’t mean that you have to change what you’re doing as an artist.
It doesn’t mean that you suddenly have to change what you make art about,
who you collaborate with artistically,
who the audience is that consumes your work.
You don’t have to change that just because you come to the same mind with God…again, unless He tells you to.

Because here’s the thing: God put you there in mainstream culture.

The whole reason you feel pulled there is because God purposed for you to be there.

In your prayer time, you say God, use me. I want to do your will. God, show me what to do.
And even after praying that, you still see the same thing.
You say God, use me and you still see contemporary art.
You say God, I want to do Your will and you still keep hearing R&B lyrics in your spirit, not worship songs.
You say God, take my heart. I’m available to You and you still see the movie that has not a bit of Christianese in it.

Anywhere.

Could it be possible that that is the will of God for you?
Could it be possible that He has answered you time and time again. but you didn’t recognize it? Or were afraid to accept it as Him?
Could it be possible that, all along, you have been hearing His mind and His heart about where your art life should be…and what it should look like; even though it doesn’t look like what a “Christian’s” art life should look like?

Harmony is about coming to one mind, then seeing and moving from that one mind.
It’s about creating your art from that one mind.
Managing your career from that one mind.
Engaging with culture from that one mind.

Alright talk to me. Go to thekingdomartlife.com. Click on episodes 3 and tell me:

Where do you see yourself in this harmony thing? Is it something that is easy for you to accept? Can you implement it easily? Is it a little hard to accept? Do you need more clarity? Let me know.

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Ep 6 – I Do! To What, Exactly?

Welcome to The Kingdom Art Life, Episode 6

In this episode, we’re going to talk about relationships, and relationship’s part in building harmony. Harmony between faith, art, and career can’t exist without thinking about our relationship with God; and it’s important for us to be honest about where we see faith fitting in our art and career life.

You can’t build harmony between them until you’re clear about how you see each of them individually, and in relationship to one another. To successfully build and maintain harmony, you also have to be willing to address and adjust how you see them.

So let me tell you how we, here at KAI, understand faith’s place in the art and career life. For us, it’s home base. It’s the foundation, the launch pad, the catalyst, the place from which everything else proceeds. It informs our worldview. It is the determination of how we do things. It is the root of why we do things. For us, here at KAI, our relationship with God is the linchpin, the underpinning, the lifeblood,. It’s the invisible thread that holds all things in our art and career life together.

For KAI, and for the purposes of this conversation we’re having in the Kingdom art Life podcast, harmony between faith, art, and career, has to start at relationship. Now, just like we’ve clarified that for ourselves, you, in building harmony between your faith, art, and career have to clarify, address, and adjust where, and how, you see your relationship with God fitting in your art and career life.

And in doing that, I want you to answer a couple of questions. I mean honestly answer them for yourselves. I’m going to post these questions in the show notes at the thekingdomartlife.com, click on episode six and I will have these questions for you there.

The first question is: why did God invite you to relationship with Him in the first place? What does He want from you, in you, through you, with you. And please, let us be clear: He absolutely wants something from you. So, what does he want? Why did he invite you into relationship? When you define the reason(s), I also want you to think about where do those reason(s) and your career life come together? Where does your art and career life factor into the reason(s) He invited you into relationship with Him? I want you to be as specific and tangible as possible. Don’t say He’s invited you to relationship to worship Him. I mean, that’s true; but, what does that even mean? What does it look like? How do you know when you’re doing it? Otherwise, it’s too conceptual, too cerebral. My desire is for us to take our relationship with God out of our heads and into our real, everyday lives. So, make sure that your answers are tangible; I mean you can point to them in your daily life.

The second question is: when you said yes to His invitation to come into relationship with Him through salvation, what did you say yes to? What did you think you were saying yes to? Again, because we need to apply this, where do your art and career life fit into that yes?

If we’re going to build harmony between faith, art, and career, these are questions that need to be answered. Harmony, again in our conversation, is about coming to one mind with God. But, coming to one mind with him about what? Is the relationship with God that you envision what He actually invited you to? If there’s a lack of clarity about that, there can be no harmony.

Think about a couple. From the proposal to the exchanging of the marriage vows, they are not just looking at each other saying will you marry me, and yes, I will marry you. That is not the only thing those two people are saying to each other. They are saying much more than that. The person proposing is saying, “I know who you are, I know what you expect of me and of this relationship, I know what comes with you, and I’m saying ‘yes.’ I accept all of it, and I will be a part of that with you. I take it. All of it.”

The person saying yes, I will marry you, is also saying to the other person, “I know who you are, I know what you expect of me and of this relationship, I know what comes with you, and I’m saying ‘yes.’ I, too, accept all of that and I will be a part of that with you. I’ll take it. All of it.”

Now, that’s what they’re saying in their yes and their I do. The problem comes when these two people don’t realize that’s what they’re saying, or when they don’t mean what they’re saying, or when they’re saying it, and it isn’t true. They don’t really know who the other person is, or what they expect of the relationship or each other; and they’re not actually cool with what comes with the other person. That becomes a problem in the marriage. Now there’s no harmony
There’s no one mind.
There’s no peace in the marriage because they either forgot to talk about those things before they said yes, they said yes and then neglected to keep their word for whatever reason, or they just flat-out made a decision that they were no longer going to honor their word and do their part (for whatever reason they decided to do that).

The fact of the matter is that those yeses between them we’re pregnant with expectation. They were pregnant with hopes and desires. This is like our relationship with God. God’s invitation to us was pregnant with expectation, hopes, and desires. In the same manner, our yes to His invitation was pregnant with expectation, hopes, and desires. Harmony between faith, art, and career means addressing two visions of this relationship and bringing them together into one unified vision – a vision that includes what’s expected of one another and where, and how, our art and career life factor into that expectation.

The first step to that is we have to look at our own selves and examine our own expectations. Then we have to understand what God wants. Since we’re coming to one mind towards him, and we’re coming to his mind about things, we also have to be willing to adjust where we stand.

Next week, we’re going to look at the relationship God actually invited us into. First, we need to be aware of what we think it is. If you go to couple’s therapy, they talk to you as a couple, but they also talk to you individually because you have to understand your own mind. Then you have to come to consensus with your partner and their mind; which is possible once you know where the deviation exists between the two of you. Then you know how to bring the two of you together.

So, we have to know what we’re thinking.
Then we have to know what God is thinking.
Then we have to bring the two together.

Okay family, that’s what Papa gave me for this week. I want you to answer those questions. Then I want you to come talk to me in the chat. Come and let me know what was it like for you.

What were things that were unearthed? Were there any things that surprised you? Were there any patterns of thought that you realize have crept into your thinking about your relationship with God? Were there things you let slip, things you were unaware of? Let me know. Happy Labor Day!!!

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Ep 5 – In God We Trust?

Welcome to The Kingdom Art Life, Episode 5.

I was talking to a friend about dimensions of our relationship with God. We were talking about the difference between receiving Jesus as Savior, and receiving Him as Lord. Many of us have no problem acknowledging Jesus as the Savior of our life, but we can be in relationship with Him for years and never allow Him to be Lord in our life.

For many, whether we acknowledge or even realize it or not, we imagine a gigantic gap between the two, that can only be diminished by one thing: trust.

Our quest in this podcast is building harmony between faith, art, and career. Harmony is about coming to one mind with God. Let’s be honest: it’s about coming to God’s mind about things
About becoming one by seeing things as God sees them.
And that requires compromise.
It requires letting go of plans, perceptions, timetables.
It requires an openness to rearranging, restructuring, reframing, indirect routing.

And all of that requires trust. If you and I are going to have our faith, art, and career working in harmony, we have to trust God. But, you won’t trust God if you don’t know the God who asking for your trust.

I am a working artist myself. I am a choreographer and teacher. Even though I am doing this podcast and serving other artists, I still have desires as an artist myself. I want to do freelance work, setting pieces on major companies. And I was well on my way. I started my dance company, produced my show, was showcasing work and getting good feedback, opportunities were starting to form, relationships were being built, etc. Then God said I need you to focus on KAI. Huh? So, I had to lay my company life down for this season; but, the biggest thing I had to do was trust Him to lay it down. Now I haven’t completely abandoned my artistry. I’m still teaching
I’m still going to see shows,
I’m still taking class,
I’m still writing down the names of dancers I want to work with,
Still building relationships with people,
I still research choreography opportunities so I’ll be ready when God releases me.
I still make small phrases and record them.
But I have been asked to direct my energy to building KAI right now, instead of building dances.

And that requires tremendous trust. Tremendous trust!
I have to trust Him when He says that He who loses His life for My sake will find it (Mt 10:39).
I have to trust Him when He says He will give me the desires of my heart (Ps. 37:4).
I have to trust that if I lay my career down and follow Him where He’s asking me to go, that He will honor His word in my life.
I have to trust Him beyond my own fears of: what if they don’t remember me, what if my window passes, what if You never release me to be a choreographer again.
I have to trust Him that He will redeem the time, the progress, and the momentum that it seems like I am losing by not being out there making and presenting work. What if they forget about me? What if I lose my edge? These are all things that I have had the opportunity to give in to. Instead, I choose to trust Him, to do what He’s asked of me by putting my choreographer hat down for a season and putting on my discipling hat.

This harmony and trust that I’m talking to you about is how I live. I live this; and my choreography is just one example. So, believe me when I tell you that I understand where, and how, it could be difficult for you.

Well, Marlita, how are you able to do that?

Like I said in the beginning, you can’t do this until you know the person asking you to do it. I don’t mean I know who He is, I mean you know Him.
Then you have to trust in who He is.

What do I mean by that? What’s the difference?

You have to know the God who’s asking for your trust. Who is this God? I’m not talking about Jesus, the light of the world, the Savior, the Lamb, the One who died for my sins. That’s important, that’s very important, but still not close to my everyday life. That’s why we can know that Jesus is our Savior, that He loves us, but still hold our daily life very distant from Him. That’s how we are so able to keep our art life so separate; because knowing Him as savior is very different than what we’re talking about right now.

Who is this God asking us to trust Him with our art career?

He is the God who put the gift in us in the first place.
He is the God who put the itch and eye for us to pursue a career in mainstream culture, instead of some other context. He’s saying: I’ve planted you, My children, as seeds in this world. You are out there because I’ve led you there, planted you there. So no, you’re not offending me. You’re not out of my will or disobeying My word by being there, because I have you there for a reason. And, if I put you there, why would I ask you to go against something I initiated in you? I’m asking you to let Me put My hands on it. Not to take it from you, but to walk with you, to support you in making sure it becomes all I have purposed it to be. Because I am after something bigger in you, and through you, than just your career as an artist. I need you to have a career as an artist, but that’s not all I’m after.

This is what makes me willing to lay down my choreography hat for a season…because I know this is the God who is asking me to do it.
And this is the same God who’s asking you to trust Him with your art career. But, that’s not enough. That makes me willing to do it. What makes me actually do it? To actually do it, there are some things I have to trust about Him, and that you’re going to have to trust about Him.

One – you’re going to have to trust that He knows what you want, which we established. He knows what you want because He put it in you to want it.

Two – you have to trust that He wants for you what you want. Your “secular” art career is not offensive to Him. He put you there, so He wants you to be there.

Three – you have to trust that He is able to get you what you want. It’s one thing for Him to know what we want, and to want for us what we want. That gives us some sense of safety. But, I also have to know He can actually do something about it. I have to trust that Lord, if I follow what You say instead of following industry standard, that You can back up what You’re talking about. Because this means a lot to me and you’re asking me trust you with something that I’ve made a lot of sacrifice for.

I personally fought for 12 years to get into a dance program. This is something that we dream about day and night, pursue with our whole heart. Some of us have moved from other states, left our families, almost went homeless. We’ve worked 7 weird jobs at a time just to create space to go on auditions and be ready when our time came. We’ve looked stupid and irresponsible in front of people, daring to believe that we could actually make a go of this. I’ve done all this Jesus and you are asking us to put it in your hands. I need to know I can trust you, that you know what you’re doing. I mean, would youyou’re your grandmother be your agent in a high stakes movie deal? No! Because she doesn’t know what she’s talking about; even though she knows you want to be in film, and she wants you to be in film.

It’s not enough for us to know that Jesus wants us in culture. We have to trust that He’s able to back it up and take care of us and our career out there if we do things His way.

Four –  you have to trust that He’s willing to do it, and that He will do it.
I could look at you and say I know you want some money to do this retreat. And, I want you to have money to go on this retreat because I want you to experience X. I am even able to give you the money so you can go on the retreat and experience X. I have the money right now. Even though I’ve said all those three, it doesn’t mean that I’m going to give you the money, even though I have the money for you to get X and I want you to have X.

So, we also have to trust in His willingness.

How do we know He’s willing?

Because He said so.

So, how do we walk in this trust? Some of you might be saying I want that so badly but I don’t know how to do that. Here’s where you start – you have to do like Mufasa told Simba: REMEMBER!

One of things that God was always getting on the children of Israel about, besides their nut crazy disobedience, was not to forget. God brought the children of Israel out of Egypt to possess the land He had for them, and live with them. But, that was going to take a lot of feats of faith. So, God was always stressing to them to remember what He’d done before, because that would help them build up the courage to do the next crazy move. And, He would get so mad because He was like: I did all this for you and y’all are acting brand new. Y’all are acting like you don’t know Me. How many of us have had that kind of conversation in a relationship? In Deut 7:17, He says…

If you should say in your heart, ‘These nations are greater than I; how can I dispossess them?’— you shall not be afraid of them, but you shall remember well what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt: the great trials which your eyes saw, the signs and the wonders, the mighty hand and the outstretched arm, by which the Lord your God brought you out. So shall the Lord your God do to all the peoples of whom you are afraid.

So, here’s what I want you to do: I want you to think back, on all the prayers over your art career that God answered, all the times He made a way for you, all the times when He gave you favor.
Make a list.
Then, I want you to make copies of that list.
I want you to post one where you spend a lot of time.
I want you to take one with you every time you pray, especially when you pray about your career. I want you to have that list.
Then, I want you to start saying out of your own mouth God, I trust you. I trust you because you have proven time and time again that I am safe with you, that my art career is safe with you.

Then, I want you to come see me in the chat! Tell me about it. What was that like for you?

Alright fam, that’s what I have for today. Have a fabulous week.

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