To make matters worse, God didn’t give them a map, a GPS, a compass, or even an estimated time of arrival. God placed a cloud in the sky by day, and a pillar of fire by night, and he asked his people to follow it.
A lot of times, starting a project of your own feels a lot like being caught in the desert. You’ve never written a book, started a business, or planted a church before. You don’t have a map you can follow. Your only guide is the vision and passion that God has placed on your heart. That vision is your cloud. That passion is your fire.
This is the life of the artist. The artist sets aside her fear of the unknown to pursue the calling and promise that God has placed on her heart. To everyone else, the path she has chosen seems ludicrous. That’s because they’re all carrying a map. There’s nothing wrong with a map. But be warned, it won’t take you anywhere new.
The artist is interested in new territory. New heights. New depths. A land, a reality that has not yet been seen, but only promised. And she knows that the only way to get there is to follow the cloud. Follow the fire.