Interacting with people is a messy process, but it is something that God knows is good for us and will draw us closer to Him. As creative people, it is easy to withdraw from the world for the sake of the creative process. We can see in scripture that God wants something different from His kids.
Look at the young church in Acts 4; an imperfect collection of people “were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.” God is glorified when His people come together. Not only is this an act of worship but it is a way for every part of the Body of Christ to be acknowledged and loved. Each talent and skill that is brought to the table serves a purpose within the body. A vocalist is not more important than a drummer. A dancer is not more important than a painter. The passion and talent that you add to the body of Christ are significant and community would suffer without you.
David sang in the Psalms that God’s children living in unity is good and pleasant “like precious oil on the head.” Pause and pray today, asking Jesus how you can share your gifts in your holy community. Maybe you already are! If so, how can you encourage those on the edges of your community to join in worshiping God with their gifts?"