My daughter and I read Akiane's story today. It's the story of a child prodigy of art and poetry; of a child who gives all glory to God for her unique giftings. It's pretty darn inspiring, to say the least. CaraBeth immediately headed to her easel where she began painting, and I was compelled to pursue all my giftings at once!
When I see the beauty others create, I want to take part. It's written in our DNA to be co-laborers with Jesus. (Think about Adam's first job!) The creative process, be it with paints, or words or numbers, is designed to bring us pleasure. Our pleasure gives our Papa God pleasure. It's really an incredible thing He's got going for us here!
Stories of greatness inspired us because we are all called to greatness. Wouldn't it be awesome if we chose to walk in that beauty instead of constantly reminding ourselves of our weakness and failures?! I challenge you to ask the Lord to show you your potential for greatness. Just remember, ALL beauty exists to bring Him glory!