If not Now, When?

A paintbrush is to Picasso as an airplane is to Earhart; a golf ball is to Tiger as an Apple is to Steve; a staff is to Moses as you are to Jesus.  Removing the tool alters history.  To even imagine the golf ball with Moses or the airplane with Picasso is ridiculous.  The same is true with you and your tool.

What is your tool?

As a graphic artist designs layouts with Photoshop, God paints his eternal canvas with pictures of you. Every detail of your brushed image is the result of His grand imagination. He is the artist, and you are His masterpiece. “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” –Ephesians 2:10

In God’s art gallery, your canvas is brightly illuminated for all to see. Unlike a Picasso or a Monet that simply remains the same once the piece is complete, you are a living work-of-art. With each moment spent in the Lord’s presence, your form changes to resemble that of your creator.  As you change, others change with you.

What is your passion?  (What is it that you already do or would do without a paycheck?)  What is easy and effortless for you?  Then do it~  and invest in your tool to complete it.  If not now, when?  Remember, as you invest in your talents, you are also investing in others.

In “A Moveable Feast,” Hemingway describes F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s writing talent as follows:

“His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly’s wings.  At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did, and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.”

Friend, you do not need to understand your talent; you simply need to exercise it.  You are God’s tool to change this world for better, and He has equipped you with your own set of talents to get the job done.  Will you commit today to 1 action that requires you to do “that which is natural to you” for the good of others?  In doing so, you will fulfill your purpose today.

Blessings! –Michelle

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