"Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don't be impressed with yourself. Don't compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life." Galatians 6:4 MSG
I am drawn to color...flowers and fabric and paint and paper and ribbon and buttons, oh my!
I can't imagine my life without it. I believe even if I wasn't living in a place that gave me such full access to colorful things I would still seek them out. I would figure out a way to turn the vibrant colors of flowers into paints and dyes. I am just wired that way.
Turning that love into a vocation has been a dream come true for me. For so long I compared what I did to others and never felt what I did was as good, or good enough. The encouragement of family and friends (like you) has given me the courage to share what I love to do with others.
The positive response to my little shopette on Etsy, has led to a couple of other dreams that will be coming together in the near future.
I will be teaching a bible study to single moms that will also include making beautiful bible verse tags in March....and I just agreed to teach a banner making class this spring at my local quilt store.
whatever that creative expression is that brings you joy, is service to God. He gave you that creative ability to use for others.
Oswald Chambers says, "God gets me into a relationship with Himself whereby I understand His call, then I do things out of sheer love for Him on my own account. To serve God is the deliberate love-gift of nature that has heard the call of God. Service is expressive of that which is fitted to my nature..."
Service is expressive to that which is fitted to my nature...I love that. What I love to do...what you love to do...that is meant to be our service. That is how God equipped us to serve. Our only responsibility is to do it!