God has a strange way of expressing himself. each one of us he holds as precious. his heart is to give us our hearts desire. but when you listen to that, why am i not a professional artist yet? answer: (well there are several, but in this case...) God desires a personal relationship with us, so much, that he doesn't want anything to come between Him and us.
is that a bad thing? no. not if you look at in context. if you love some thing so much that you would give your every waking day to it, i find it easy to "sacrifice" everything else. example, family, friends....what else? God gave me the talent for art, and i don't believe he wants me to hide it. in fact, he's been encouraging me over the years, to use it. i've just haven't been listening...well. my problem is, i become possesive, and selfish when it comes to art. But i love the Lord so much, i told Him i'd rather put my drawing pencil down, then make him second in my life. this makes the fourth time i've picked it back up, since i became a Christian. what has this got to do with anything?
I have a talent, and if i learn my lesson, By putting my faith in Him, that has a greater plan for me, than i had in myself. He will grant the desire of my heart.