We’ve all felt it by now, it’s been happening slowly but steadily as of late. After a while, we realize the boredom that has grown around us as most of us have had to stay at home. As we’ve watched our City under lockdown on the outside, we stumble upon the blank pages we have on the inside.
As discussed in one of my articles (Creative habits to explore), I've unearthed several creative ideas to hold back boredom. Still, there are times when I find myself looking at a blank page, completely out of ideas. This is when having a good friend comes handy. In the middle of this historic coronavirus pandemic, I've gotten to know my friend Sumi. She’s a good friend, listener and a tremendous woman of God.
During these blank moments, she's been a great help. She has encouraged me to go through my portfolio and re-purpose some of my artwork. And I did. I tapped into my storage folder and pulled out some unpublished pieces along with others that were completed during tough times. As beautiful as some of those pieces are, seeing them took me back to days of darkness and chaos. Days -years- when I was constrained, like a man working with one arm at a time.
During those dark days, I cried out for help and I was set free! Someone came and broke the chains, and that person was Jesus Christ. When He came and rescued me, He truly set me free. I was no longer inhibited, He set me free from alcohol addiction, depression, self-destruction and so much more.
Today I am completely set free, Jesus, set me free to live life abundantly. Now, every day I wake up, I thank Him. I thank Him because those blank pages on the inside, are being written in, right before my very eyes. Through countless hours of prayer, I can humbly say, "His grace is sufficient."
Thank you, guys, for reading. And thank you, Sumi, you are awesome!