Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Long Term and Short Term

I didn't get to to my blog last week except for the cat thumb video, which was awesome!, so here goes. My Here and Now one is to come.

I got some major clarity after speaking with Lindsay at Dannah's place on Febuary 27th. She asked me a question I got an answer to 8 years ago, the funny thing is that I didn't realize I was asking myself that question again! She asked me if I ever thought of working at a church doing art. When I was younger I was distracted by the question, "art or ministry?" Distracted so much so that I took nearly a whole year off of college and a whole a semester of Calvary Chapel Bible College classes at an extension campus in Diamond Bar. It took that whole year for me to understand what the Lord was trying to tell me. That He was going to use my art AS my ministry. So then I prayed about working at church and being a designer there. Then God gave me that job at my old church. I was part-time graphic designer for the last 2 years of college at my then church. It was awesome and powerful. So basically the Lord gave me my dream job when I was 22. I was forced to dream bigger, and forced to face the fact that my desires lay outside the church walls. Then I had to learn another lesson, that that is okay. It's okay that i want to draw for a living, it's okay that I feel called into the entertainment industry. He has given me keys to that kingdom, who not use them! Lindsay's question was needed, I was begging to separate art from ministry, when that is one in the same. And then God is just awesome, I see His hand setting things in place for me at DreamWorks. It's like I giant and powerful game of chess and I am content at being God's pawn. He knows what he is doing. One thing that especially stands out is a meeting I had last Wednesday with an old classmate. He is a story artist for DreamWorks so i asked if I could pick his brain. It was awesome, and it was even cooler hearing the Lord speak behind him, basically half of the time he was just a Muppet for the Lord. So much tactile wisdom came from that meeting. I got some VERY clear direction on what I am called to do. I am going to make long term and short term goals after my meeting tomorrow, Wednesday march 9, 2011 at 11:00am. Pray for me and keep me accountable.


  1. You have such an awesome gift Frank and it is so cool how God is using you.I love that God's plans for us tend to always be a little different then we think they should go. :) I'm excited to see how God uses you in the coming future! It is interesting how Christians tend to think we need to "go" places to do ministry but this is something that has been weighing on my heart is that ministry is right in front of my face every day! I'll be praying for you Frank and the ministry God has given you!

  2. So...have you started goal-setting?

  3. reminded me of part of this prayer by francis drake:

    Disturb us, Lord, when
    We are too well pleased with ourselves
    When our dreams have come true
    Because we dreamed too little,
    When we arrived safely
    Because we sailed too close to the shore.

  4. I can't wait to hear more! You are a great story teller. Whether it's through your art, or even the words you just wrote above, you have a captive audience ready to see what's next. I really admire that about you. And even more, I admire your willingness to let God be in charge of the story you tell... So... tell us more!

  5. "He has given me keys to that kingdom, who not use them!" So good!!! Use the keys you have been given :) I love this. And God can use your work in great ways wherever you are at. Trust Him to lead you and whether that be Hollywood or the other side of the moon, He will use your giftings to glorify Him. I think it will be more challenging to not do all of this inside the church, but I think there is great reward and a greater chance to reach the lost when you are seeking them outside of the church walls.

  6. exciting times! I'm ready to read more! Next blog please.

  7. I know you have heard this a million times, but your art is freakin' rad! I totally can see how God can use you and your art to glorify his kingdom, even if all I see are your so called "notes". Hopefully the goal setting went well and if you want to be accountable for those, I am sure if you posted them on your next blog, others could help with that.

  8. the ----- or ministry question has definitely been a hard one to answer for me too over time... but He reveals His purposes... so happy for you. let's hear about your goals!