Someone asked me the other day what inspired me… he said that my passion is tendered behind my words and wanted to know where it came from, which I was of course very happy and flattered to hear. My response to him was easy. It flowed through me without even a thought. After thanking him for taking the time to be so kind as to share that he appreciated my words, I told him this:
“God inspires me… He’s the reason behind all that I am and all that I do. I think that as an artist, realizing that we are literally his creations and that he views each and every one of us an an individual masterpiece, created with intention for specific, unique, and beautiful purposes is just such a special thing that I can relate to. I have a love/hate relationship with each of my pieces as I watch them grow and develop because sometimes they’re frustrating and they don’t always go the way that I initially want or plan them to go with colors or design, but in the end I can either build upon the
“mistakes” or I learn to see the beauty in them, and ultimately I always love each and every one of my pieces… Despite of and even because of the frustrations and “mistakes” involved in the growing process.”
Simply put, God is an artist… his work absolutely blows me away and I strive to live my life daily in gratitude of his unconditional love for me. The fact that he loves me so much and views me to be so precious and perfect in his eyes overwhelms me when I really think about it.
It’s beautiful when you stop and think about it.
Seriously. Stop, and think about it.
Think about the specific blessings he’s given you in yourself… he blessed you in very specific ways. Maybe he gave you an intelligent mind that can learn, adapt, decipher, or invent quickly and easily. Maybe he gave you creative skills that allow you to see or do something in a special and beautiful way. Maybe he gave you a heart that radiates out through your ability and desire to truly listen to those you speak with, or to go out of your way in action for others. Or maybe he gave you physical beauty (that’s a trick statement- he gave us all physical beauty… each and every one of us is beautiful in our own ways). Do you understand that he did not create those aspects of you for no reason? Are you aware that there is purpose and intention behind each and every part of you?
When I realized this, I felt a fiery passion that I’ve never felt before, and as I began to pursue using these gifts and talents, everything started to fall into place in my life… “almost like it was planned that way” (hmmmm, imagine that!).
When we learn to relinquish control and allow God to carry out his plans for us, beautiful things start to happen. He only intended for good and beauty to come of his creations… it’s we who are getting in our own ways when anything other than that manifests. And when we tear ourselves and/or each other down, depriving love, affection, or appreciation for all that we are and all that we have to offer, it makes him sad. It breaks his heart to see something he loves so much and only wants good things for to lose sight of the blessings and the love that are there for it… wouldn’t it break yours if you were in his shoes?He wants us to be happy, he wants us to be fulfilled, and he wants us to live in harmony with one another, enjoying our blessings richly and encouraging others to do the same. When I share my heart through actions or words, all that I’m truly doing is sharing what God has given me, in hopes that it will inspire others to do the same- for themselves and for one another.
Thank you for allowing me to share my heart with you, whoever you are. You’re beautiful and I genuinely appreciate all that you have to offer this world. ❤