Hollow Man

Have you ever poured your life into a project you were so sure was of God only to find out that it was a hollow man of your own making?

It may even take on a life of its own, but your creation has no lasting purpose. I have. In fact, more times than I care to admit.

I’ve deceived myself into thinking that the Lord actually inspired me to construct the hollow man. In doing so, an empty promise corrupted my soul.

It’s difficult to face our hollow man. Those black holes where eye sockets should be only reveal a lifeless form.

Even more painful than the discovery that your sweet dream is merely ambition is the process of destroying your hollow man.

First, you have to acknowledge the haunting realization that you’ve poured years of hard work into something that will never satisfy your soul.

I don’t know about you, but I’m certain that casting my hollow man into the fire of God’s purifying love is the only way to remain open to true life-giving pursuits.

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About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, http://refrainfromtheidentical.com. Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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