Out of curiosity, my husband asked me why I was “announcing” that I paint for FREE. “Why make a big deal out of it?” he said. Others may agree that I now have a classic case of “losing your crown in heaven” because of all the praise I will be receiving from people now that I’ve said it out loud.
How very unhumble of me.
Well, I’d like to explain my process, so that you can understand why I had to do it. Because it most certainly wasn’t always this way. Those who have known me for years would say they never even knew I was an artist or could paint. I hid it quietly.
In fact, I felt like that was the right thing to do. That is, until just recently. The change, I believe is the result of maturity, humility and character.
Gasp. Ack. There she goes again. Now she’s really crossing the line.
I know, right? Who says these things of themselves? Well, I guess I’m finally realizing that it’s okay to look at who I am through God’s eyes. And finally, I can see me.
I’d like to propose that what seemed so humble before was actually just hiding in, around, and behind my gift. Basically, I buried it. I was safe from criticism and responsibility that way, or so I thought.
But let’s just saying it like it is. And it’s time for me to step out and invest. What am I investing in? Well, I like to think that if you are reading this, I am investing in YOU. No longer am I holding my passion in until I have “arrived” and become approved. I’m actually there right now. I’ve never been more there…I just “get it” now.
I want you to see what I’m doing and be challenged. Be inspired. Ask yourself what you are doing with your resources.
Just try it. Look at yourself through God’s eyes again. Ask Him who you are to Him. You might just be surprised at what He says.
You don’t have to DO things to please Him. He loves you for who you ARE. Personally, that incredibly good news makes me want to DO THINGS to please HIM…becuase it makes me so incredibly happy.
If you want to be priceless, all you have to do is believe that you already are. Now…what are you going to do about it?