DAY 28 & 29 (Read Day 1 “OK, Honey. Challenge Accepted!” Post)
Everyone needs someone to tell them the truth about their potential. The only reason, next to God, why I continue to create is the overwhelming support and encouragement of my husband. The following is a note from him.
I wish you could see yourself the way I see you. I see a gifted and talented awe inspiring creation, fearfully and wonderfully made.
Don’t believe the lies don’t believe the doubts.
If there is a misstep, move on and keep creating. If a particular creation or work doesn’t pan out, set it aside for a time but don’t destroy it or give up on it. The beautiful thing about art is that its intent is to draw out the emotion of the purveyor, not to perform a task. Great art is not always the end and perfect culmination of the inspired initial vision but instead the result of passion poured out onto a medium. As that medium accepts the words or the strokes or the molding of the artist it shape into a new creation unique from all others. You are unique from all others and are a unique creation that inspires me to create in my own right.
Don’t believe the lies that you are not good enough or well-trained enough.
Remember always that you are God’s work of art, His creation, the canvas that is you is continuing to be perfected into a one of a kind value and treasure.
Don’t believe the lies that you are a mistake.
Keep receiving the creative forces being poured out on you. Keep pouring out your creative powers on those around you because those fortunate enough to have their story line cross with yours will be better because of it. A piece of art is always better with the touch of a master and God has created you into a master of people sculpting through you scripts, performances, blogs, and leadership.
Don’t believe the lie that is too late for you to make an impact.
As God continues to sculpt new tools into your kit, continue to use those tools to create his beauty. Believe that you are and continue to be fearfully and wonderfully made. I see greatness shining from you. Keep shining brightly.
Love you always,
May you, too, be encouraged to press on.