The Struggle

My mission statement, here at Virginia C. McCoy Fine Art, is: “Virginia C. McCoy Fine Art exists to create art which reflects the beauty and the glory of God, to use art to comfort and encourage people, and to inspire others to pursue the arts.”

Ever since I first posted that mission statement I have been struggling with the fruition of it. I know that I, along with all other human beings, were created by God to glorify Him and to enjoy and serve Him with all of our hearts, souls, minds, and bodies. Sometimes, I don’t think about it and I just carry on with my life. Other times, I think about it constantly and worry that I am never going to be able to do it. Neither one are accomplishing much in carrying out my purpose in life.

You may have noticed that I have not been posting, lately. I have not been doing any art, either. I have been struggling with aches and pains, which, in my case, works on my mental state, too. LOL! I am just getting over one of the worst cases of sciatica I have ever had. It lasted for weeks and was extremely painful. I was revelling in the fact that I had not had a migraine in a few weeks and then this past week I had three very painful headaches, while not migraines, they were almost as bad. Then, yesterday morning, the mother of all migraines slammed into me and I am still recovering from that one.

Sunday, the Lord spoke to me through the sermon about why we are healed from our aches and pains and delivered from our trials and tribulations. I want to be healed, because I don’t want to hurt anymore and I want to enjoy my life. However, I have now faced the fact that we are healed to serve the Lord and glorify Him, not ourselves. So, I have been thinking about whether I am glorifying or serving the Lord with my art (or with anything else in my life). I cannot see that I am doing that. So, I need to step back and re-evaluate my life. I am a very selfish and rebellious person. God is the only one who can overcome that in me. I am going to have to stop kicking against the goads and submit. If you are able, please pray for me.

Praise the Lord that He is able to do exceedingly abundantly more than I can possibly imagine!

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. ” — Ephesians 3:20-21

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