After a prolonged absence I returned to my water colour painting – everything had been unpacked since our move in November – but as I had not done any painting for almost a year – I had been hesitating on starting again.
I am very new to this art – still only learning – but had begun to paint small pictures that I could make into cards for friends and family.
Sorting through my box – that was filled with my first attempts at painting – I came across a few that I had almost discarded. They were painted on larger sheets of paper and I did not consider them particularly good enough to frame – nor did we have the space to hang more pictures.
However – instead of discarding them I decided to divide them into smaller pictures – and managed to make quite a number of cards with them.
I was quite pleased with the result and in the end none of the larger – early paintings were discarded – instead I ended up increasing my supply of cards.
How easily I could have simply left those early pictures sitting in that box – maybe to be thrown out one day – yet – by using them I had an opportunity to bless someone else – to make good use of them – just as God does with us.
I came across this quote -from Nick Vujicic – (you all know I love finding quotes!) –
Every time you think you’re being rejected – God is actually redirecting you to something better – ask Him to give you the strength to press forwards
I’m sure it’s often true for most of us – that there are times when we feel like we’re being rejected – discarded – but in fact – if we trust God – if we ask Him – He always has something better for us.
He never discards us – instead – He uses the pieces – puts them together – and so often makes something new- and in doing so – not only are we blessed – but are able to be a blessing to others.
May you be encouraged and blessed and find great joy in discovering those things in your life that are worth saving – maybe reusing – and remember – nothing in your life is ever wasted – God uses all our failings – all our hurts – all our disappointments – and can make all things new.
Blessings – Lois