31 Days (Creativity)

By All Means

By All Means

Van Gogh quote

 

“If you hear a voice within you say „you cannot paint“, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”
― Vincent van Gogh

What are you telling yourself you cannot do?

31 Days Of Creativity

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  1. Kel Rohlf

    Kris- I am looking forward to your series of quotes and thought provoking questions…I used to tell myself that I could not do a lot of things…but God has freed me to believe in who He created me to be…so I paint, write, teach, make collages, keep a journal and even sing loudly at church and at home…

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    1. Thanks, Kel. I am glad you are following along. I pray that this series will provoke you (in all the right ways) and inspire you to live more fully in the power of Christ. 😉 So nice to hear about your various means of expressing your creativity–that is such a gift!

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  2. Yvonne Reynolds

    There are times when I think I am not making much of a difference in my little corner of the blogging world. But I keep at it, because a lot of my blog posts are not about me. They are about my love for Compassion, the work they do to bring the hope of Jesus to so many millions of children. If even one of my blog posts inspire one person to sponsor a child, I know that it would be all worth it

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  3. Amy Hunt

    Two days in a row of small bites that chip away at a stiff and rigid perspective I adopted out of a habit of thinking my worthiness was based on performance (output). I think you might get how these — yesterday and today’s quotes — might speak to me. But just in case you don’t, I’ll say — WOW! God will be surely (and already has been!) using your 31 days in mighty ways to hold me strong, bolstering me to courage. Just, wow. #TruthSaves #OurLivesAreWorship

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    1. I am so thankful for this encouragement, Amy. These questions challenge me too, as you know. It is a challenge to believe that we are capable of more, and that half the battle is simply believing that we ARE capable, through Christ. Praying for us both that we would find the courage to say yes, to shut out the lies of performance based acceptance, and live fully (and FREELY) in the grace that is ours through Christ. Love you much, my friend.

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  4. For me, I tell myself I can’t do many things. I’ve spent a lifetime closing doors before they are even opened, as a means of self-protection, and defense. Slowly I am learning though, that in doing this, I am not really protecting myself, so much as I am preventing myself from following God’s call into the unknown. It’s not easy changing this way of thought, to start saying yes, I am capable by His strength, to do___________. But as I lean into Christ, as I listen for His call and trust his truths, I find saying yes, I will, instead of no, I can not, leads me to new depths in my relationship with the Lord. So today, I will again try to say yes, however difficult it may feel.

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    1. I tell myself the same thing, Anna, so now, I’m asking myself–does it ultimately matter? What if my art isn’t appreciated by people–what difference does that make? I challenge you to create something today because it fills you, because it glorifies God and not for the pleasure of man. I challenge myself too 😉

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  5. Becky Daye

    Oh, that is so good! I can’t write a book. I don’t follow through. I am not the best writer. No one will read it.
    I need to write a book.
    Thanks for this, Kris!

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  6. Melissa Emma

    I tell myself that I can’t write. I appreciate your comment about closing doors before they even open. But today, I’m learning, what if this is one way God wants to use me? In something that I can’t do in my own strength….in the place where He will get ALL the glory. He is so faithful! Yesterday, I felt like I was not enough and today? I’m re-learning He’s MORE than enough and all I want. Thanks for your blog! You are a treasure!

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