Friday, February 17, 2017

What's molding you?

Have you ever really studied a painting? Have you ever thought about the process of how the masterpiece painting was created? Did it come out exactly like the artist had planned?

Life is a process that we all go through. It molds you. Experiences and places shape you. Are you different now than you once were? Has life hardened you? Do you ever look back on the ways you used to be and see where you changed?

Just like in a painting life has a way of blurring lines together. Colors that were so vibrant and clear on their own become blended together. Sometimes that blending just happens on the edges, but sometimes the blending can go so much deeper. Things that once stood so prominent and clear become faded.

Think about your viewpoints. Think about your goals. Think about your lifestyle. Think about who you are as a person. What do they look like now? What did they look like in the past? What do you think they should actually look like?

As you get older and more mature your way of thinking changes. As you experience things your thoughts on that matter changes. You have deeper conversation with people and you give them the ability to influence you. As life happens you adapt as needed. It seems totally natural. It seems as though it would be harmless, but is it?

Take a look at Romans 12: 1-2…Don’t become so adjusted in your culture that you fit in without thinking.

Are you just adapting to your surroundings or are you blending into the culture around you? When people look at you can they tell you are different or does your life look exactly like everyone else’s? Have you maybe adjusted to this life too easily?

Maybe it’s time for you to give back your everyday life to God! Let Him work on you from the inside out. Commit more time to Him, to His word, and His people. Let Him carry you. Let Him fully direct your path. Let Him mold and shape you. Let Him set you apart. Let His word resonate in your heart!

Canvases that were once boring and white become completely unrecognizable. Which artist are you going to let create your masterpiece….the world or Your God?

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