LOVE IT OR NOT

Most of us have many work experiences in our lives. It was not that we continued to try to “find ourselves” in continuous pursuit, but that perhaps work would find us.

It seems that those who would use the pursuit of money as the main driver are the ones who are most disappointed, and those who simply like “change” run a close second. I must confess that change has always intrigued me, but live a life long enough, and life will often hand you what you appear best suited for and keep you there a while.

If I were to blame anything, it would be that impatience that moves us past God’s voice in the matter. That would be because many of us cannot distinguish His voice from our own. Or, that we had not been counseled to listen for it. That may be true in my case. I found ultimate purpose very late in life as a painter and sometimes writer; now a more dedicated writer and seldom painter

Those of you who have read my earlier blogs may well have counseled me; “perhaps you should go back to painting”… and they would probably be the people who had not seen my paintings,

In any case this has been my life since my retirement twenty-five years ago. It has never been profitable, but it has been hugely fulfilling because God chose to direct me in these pursuits. My art has been basically Christian narrative. My writings have tried to be inspirational. I still don’t know if He meant it to be my “life’s work” but it certainly has made my “life” work.

A favored quote on the subject is by Sharon O’Brian, the noted teacher-writer; it goes; “Writing became such a practice of discovery’, that I couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning. I wanted to know what I was going to say”.  At first glance this may seem a bit self- important, that one would be so excited to hear one’s voice. I think, if you believe  that God is the author and finisher of our faith, then you believe that it is a joint effort, where you  are only there to supply the paper and dabble with the punctuation.

Alternately, I cannot wait to see what God has to say. Sometimes I listen as I imagine doing in this writing. Often I run off and say something not worth reading when I am alone.

Do not give up looking for God’s purpose in your life. If you hear Him in this very reading don’t just “like it”;  love it enough to believe He is constantly working in us all; in all things we put HIS mind to.

About 4hispraise

I am quite simply a child of our Lord God. What good that I have done or may do, I pray will reflect solely on the presence of The Holy Spirit who speaks for me in all things.
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1 Response to LOVE IT OR NOT

  1. ptl2010 says:

    Thank you UM, for your sharing .

    It gives me opportunity to pause to think of how the Lord has led me to and in every job He has assigned me, with opportunity to excel and be His witness wherever He has sent me at home and all over the world. Praise and glory to Jesus, my Lord.

    For those who still struggle, I would like to encourage you, not to struggle but to move with the flow of His Spirit and leading. How often we forfeit the blessings of God by resisting the fact that He is the Potter and we are the clay and not the reverse and focusing not on the work in hand but coveting others and their lands.

    Psalm 75 (NIV)
    We praise you, God,
    we praise you, for your Name is near;
    people tell of your wonderful deeds.
    2You say, “I choose the appointed time;
    it is I who judge with equity.
    3When the earth and all its people quake,
    it is I who hold its pillars firm.
    4To the arrogant I say, ‘Boast no more,’
    and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horns.
    5Do not lift your horns against heaven;
    do not speak so defiantly.’ ”
    6No one from the east or the west
    or from the desert can exalt themselves.
    7It is God who judges:
    He brings one down, he exalts another.

    Colossians 3
    15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

    Amen.

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