Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart. — Psalms 37:4
For many years, this verse has been a talisman for me. In simplest form, it means that if you keep faith in God and delight in His ways, the things that you really want — deep in your heart — will materialize for you. So, when I hear “desires of your heart”, I feel that the message is meant for me.
So, I point you now to Shrew’s Daily Shutters. Shrew found and was granted permission to post, in it’s entirety, a blog from Craig Tanner (accomplished and talented photographer) regarding talent. Maybe it’s what I’d like to hear but I really identified with his musings. In particular, I totally identified with this quote:
“Your one true gift is love and the desires of your heart because love can do what natural ability never will – conquer all of your fears – the fear of being a beginner, the fear of looking stupid, the fear of failing, and the fear of the unknown. Love can do this because love alone is limitless. When we enter the realm of our most passionate desires and remain there, the recreation of ourselves is not only possible – it is inevitable.” — Craig Tanner
Loving something and having the passion for it usually produces a talent for it. This is true of music, photography, writing, sports and just about anything that requires getting better. This was such an affirmation for me. To keep reaching, keep dreaming, keep moving toward freedom.
So, here’s to all you crazy dreamers….
Ray LaMontagne, Weird but seriously talented….and a guy who was working at a shoe factory, woke up one morning to a song he loved on the radio and decided to be a serious musician.