We all start out in life with a picture of what we believe our lives will look like someday. It starts when we are young girls dreaming about our Weddings and our white picket fences. Or as a little boy dreaming of his NFL career. Then one day we wake up and realize that our perfectly dreamed life isn’t at all like we dreamed it would be. It is messy and hard and no matter how young or old we get we can’t shake the guilt that we could have done something different or we are flawed and have failed and are not worthy of having the life we dreamed.
I don’t think any of us will escape this. Even if our lives are great we always will look for better. Some of us have had devastating things happen to us that may have taken us on a journey we weren’t prepared for.
As I was studying and thinking about this I came across the story of Monet He went through a devastating time for any artist as he struggled with his eyesight. He had rejected surgery many times before. In 1923 he finally agreed to the surgery and over time he saw much better and was seeing colors so vividly and described them like nothing he had seen before. Because he saw these colors so differently he began to repaint over some of his paintings as what he painted before didn’t match what he was seeing now.
Isn’t this true in our lives. Sometimes we can live so clouded by our own perceptions that when we begin to take in truth our eyes become open and we begin to see life differently. The bible talks about this….
Isaiah 55:8-9New International Version
8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
We must measure our vision on the way God see’s us. Anything less than is a counterfeit art piece. Let our Creator let his vision shine through us and let’s not get clouded by our own judgements or opinions of others. Our Artist has his purpose and vision for our lives and it is genius and will never compare to what our finite minds can comprehend.
Be Blessed Renee’