Vanity!…Art and Duty

..Is it vanity to create art even if nobody else gets to enjoy it?

…Is it vanity to serve God so I can grow, even if the point is not to benefit others?

It has been my hobby for years to create and record music.  If not a talent, it has been a burning desire and satisfaction.  So, I figure it doesn’t matter If others don’t get to enjoy my hobby with me.  My hobby is me expressing myself, reflecting my God image bearing design to create like He did and does…

But where or when does it become vanity?  In excess?  I can definitely obsess about the music, neglecting the things that need my attention.  And the reason I know it is obsession is that it makes the music become less enjoyable.  Everything in moderation I suppose.

So what about my duty as a Christ follower to serve others?  This one easily makes me think there are a lot of life lessons to be learned through serving others.  And there are, but is that why we do it?  I think it’s hard, like for anything, to get started, but like portrayed in the movie Soul, there is definitely a zone to be entered in.  But the zone is not the point either, nor is it the people to be served.  It is a closer walk with Thee.  Because we are strangers on this planet, if you belong to Christ, and the true treasure awaits!

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E H Williams

singer/songwriter with a growing resolve to blog :)

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