Have you ever tried to be an artist?
I remember in elementary school art class, painting, drawing and even sculpting something. It wasn’t good but for a moment, I was an artist.
What did you make in school?
I’m sure like me, at some point in art class, you made something and for a moment, you were an artist.
Being an artist is a gift and when we see their work, we admire it. There’s something about artwork that when it’s great, we remember it and it speaks to us.
What’s interesting to me is that God made us to recognize art and it’s a big part of our culture. So much of our style, design and ideas come from an artistic touch. If you’re like me, it’s not easy to explain, but we respond to it and feel it.
This speaks to something deeper on the inside of us that comes from God; the greatest artist!
He’s the one that gave us sunrises, sunsets, mountain ranges, beaches, the stars, the moon and so much more. His creativity is seen in flowers and animals as they display colors, differences and details that only he could do.
But his greatest artwork is us!
That’s right, we are his masterpiece, created by him and for him.
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”Ephesians 2:10
The word masterpiece means, work of art. Therefore, our bodies, personality, features and more, reflect his artwork. We are uniquely and wonderfully made, displaying his love and plan through our lifetime and beyond. Oh yes, we are God’s artwork right now.
“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” –Psalms 139:14
However, this is why the enemy attacks all of us with self defeating thoughts, words and attitudes about ourselves. Many times we devalue ourselves based on what other people say is beautiful. Because of this, it’s common for us to focus on what we don’t have or what we think we need, verses how God made us and that were unique for him.
The question is, who will be the artist in our lives?
Will it be God or someone else?
This is a big question because the answer determines so much of how we see ourselves, what we do and what we follow.
When we let God be the artist of our lives, we’re following our creator and he’s empowered to heal us, give us confidence and fortify our purpose.
When we choose someone else as the artist of our lives, we’re controlled by others opinion, and the flawed ideas we have about ourselves and others.
One leads to peace and confidence. The other leads to being unsettled and needy of others.
So really this is an issue of who is leading our lives.
Who is the artist in your life?
God is the designer and everything he’s made about us, is equipped to do the good works he’s ordained for us to do.
This is connected to why we’re here and why he made us the way he did. Nobody is an accident and everyone here has God’s design for something beyond themselves.
So when we see our height, hair texture, features, personality, talent, skill and more, we’re seeing the artwork of God. We’re seeing his unique touch that designed us in our mother’s womb, preparing us for something more.
Yes, we are made for more!
Meaning, what we see in the mirror the work of the greatest artist ever known, and deep down in us, are gifts and talents to make a difference for eternity.
Furthermore, Jesus doesn’t need us to be a star, but rather he’s empowered us to shine like a star.
We do this by letting God be the artist in our lives.
I remember when I started losing my hair in my early twenties. I was insecure and felt unattractive. I really believed I want going to be married, which caused me to have a low thought of myself.
But, what I didn’t know, is that God put in Sumer’s heart the thought, if she would be with a white guy, he needed to be bald. And just like that, God gave me the woman of my dreams.
This is an example of God taking an insecurity and giving me the the woman I needed. I believe he made me bald for Sumer. Me being bald is a part of the artwork I am for God. He made me and I’m finding myself in him and through him.
Notice, I’m NOT finding myself in social media, fashion trends, opinions of others and the newest ideas. I’m finding myself in God by letting him be the artist of my life.
He’s made me, I’m good. He’s designed me, so I strengthen my gifts. He’s given good works to do, so I do them. This is what we can have when he is the artist in our lives.
So, who is the artist in your life?
I pray it’s God and if it’s not, then start today by letting him take the lead of who you’re are, how he made you, and why you’re here.
This is where we’re free and this is where we’re empowered to fulfill our life’s purpose.
Remember, you’re God’s masterpiece and he’s ready to do great things through you!
Have a great day and I believe, the best is yet to come,