Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. --Colossians 3:23-4
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If you are a Christian, you have an obvious need to discover the gifts God has given you, to submit to Him in humble response to his gift of grace. Even if you are not, you could benefit from Christian wisdom for vocational preparation. Regardless, you need clarity, and right now, to avoid potential pitfalls and disappointments inherent to vocational pursuit in the 21st century, in the current culture.
For the next few weeks I will be posting on the subject of vocation. I am addressing primarily artists, musicians, actors --people who are gifted in some obvious area and who would benefit from finding a way to work with them, whether for a career or for an avocation. And I am addressing Christians who find themselves in the arts, and need clarity of thinking as they prepare for the future.
Here are some basic foundational questions you might want to ask whether you are 19 or 39, just starting out on a journey in the arts, or experienced as an artist, but perhaps lacking clarity.