Anyway, I've been struggling with where my creativity fits in with God's plans for me. I love to create whether it's sculpting, painting, writing, or devising the next science lesson for my students, but how does any of that play out in the eternal picture? I am often concerned that I am wasting time by feeding that Creative Monster that lives inside of me. I am, however, created in God's image, and He's the one who made me this way.
Being the bag lady that I am, I decided to paint a new book bag for myself. A selfie - a skinny selfie, that is! I knew I wanted scripture, but I didn't know which one. I started Googling thoughts that were on my heart, and Ephesians 2:10 popped up!
I can't really even put into words what I finally got, but I got it. I am who I am for a reason. Here are some things that I realized:
God has a plan. I am His workmanship. There is a reason I make art even if I'm not quite sure why, yet... YET. Although I like for people to enjoy my art, I don't need them to enjoy it for me to be happy because my plan was already prepared for me.
That being said, sometimes I have wondered if I talk too much about God - that I'm that freaky Jesus nut that everybody wants to avoid. That was answered, today, too. We had a guest speaker at church today. God spoke to my heart through him when he quoted Ephesians 2:10- my scripture, and then he said that God's Word would not come back void. I will keep sharing His Word. He has good works prepared for me, and I pray that I walk in them.
I guess folks that think I'm too freaky can just hop on to another blog!
So, here's my little bag along with its message to me and to you -
What path are you walking?