My community if full of artists.  Some are closet artists, only showing their skill and gift to a select few, some make a living at it, proudly sharing their talents with others.  Either way, I have been so blessed by these people who share their talents with me.

We are creating for others every time we make a meal and share it with loved ones, or sketch/paint/or draw a picture that shares our heart at that time.  We create our heart’s perspective through woodworking, knitting/crocheting/quilting, music, or giving the gift of hope to someone who is struggling in a hospital bed.  We share what God has planted in us each time we give from within.

Now, some may say that is not what we are doing– but I would argue it is.  God has uniquely wired each one of us with gifts and talents that bless those around us when they are shared with the world.  Unfortunately, some of us have struggled, battled, and denied these gifts for a very long time.  This saddens me, as so many others have missed out on the blessing of our unique, specialized gifts.

So, to those who are “afraid” to share their gifts– take a deep breath and do it anyway.  Share your heart, share your artistry with those around you.  Make something and give it away.  Your first attempts may not be perfect, but do it anyway. Someone will be blessed and encouraged by it.  Believe me.

The young child who drew simple images may become an incredible artist if encouraged by others that his or her gifts are to be treasured.  The young writer may write rambling stories at first, but through encouragement and direction may in time become an accomplished writer.

The child who loves to help others, with time and guidance may become an amazing, blessing of a nurse– if the early gifts are received.

Allow the artistry of God to flow through you– and create! That is what you are, God’s creation, designed and formed to share His artistry throughout the world.  Now take that gift and talent and share it with others.

He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created (Genesis 5:2).

Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand (Isaiah 64:8).


About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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