Monday, February 10, 2014

It's Just Paint!!!

Today's blog is dedicated to my friend, Charlotte. (I just couldn't resist.) For creative painters, we do make mistakes. It could be an actual oops, wrong color choice, or a piece that just doesn't turn out like we thought it would. Charlotte has "taught" many of us recently, not to be so uptight & frustrated when that happens, because "IT'S JUST PAINT!"  and mistakes can make it better, or be turned into something more wonderful than you ever thought it would be. This philosophy can also be applied to today's post......

How many opportunities have you missed because of lack of confidence &/or indecisiveness because you want to to what's best?  You know what kind of decisions that i mean. Will you take the job out of state? Will you teach Bible Study. Or, for those of us small business owners, will you contact that store's owner....after you've had his business card for over a year. And yes, as i started writing that, i realized that last one was me.

When decisions are not so clear-cut, you have many things to take into consideration. Some make pros & cons lists & that's fine. But the key is to meditate on God's Word constantly & keep your principles in your decisions. You may be conflicted about uprooting your family & moving to a new state. You may not feel qualified to teach Bible Study. But remember, God may not call the qualified, but He WILL qualify the called.

The Lord will guide you continually,
And satisfy your soul in drought,
And strengthen your bones;
You shall be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water,
Whose waters do not fail.

What a beautiful picture that this passage of scripture paints. But what it tells me is even better! If you do fail -- or if you do make the wrong decision, God is always with us no matter where we go or what we decide. He even uses mistakes to teach us.  He knows that i have made countless mistakes, aka wrong decisions. But i have learned so much from them. Most of all, i've learned to obey what God has shown me & told me.

So, we need to ask God to help us to seize each opportunity - every day. To daily read His Word & meditate on it continuously. And to thank & praise Him that even when we are wrong, HE will make it right.


  1. I TOLD you I was behind...this is WEDNESDAY and LOOK at me!! LOL...aww...what a sweet post! SOMETIMES it is SO HARD to follow a calling BUT when we FAITHFULLY go, we ARE the one that is BLESSED...MISTAKES...hmmm...WHAT is that saying...THAT HE makes BEAUTY from ashes...BOY, have I EVER burned some things into ashes, BUT ALWAYS...EVENTUALLY the beauty emerges and I STAND in AWE of the Master Craftsman who can FIX anything, so MAYBE we ARE just paint, too?!! hmmmm....=) xoxo

  2. oh this is too funny not to share...JUST NOW, as I was posting my comment, the first three numbers were random numbers BUT the middle three numbers were 666!! HILARIOUS...the devil is here...

    1. Too funny. He's checking up to see if he can get to me AIN'T NO WAY!!! {{{hugs}}}