“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16:3
She gripped her pencil with ease and started drawing. Her simplistic artistry shone far beyond her little eighteen months with skills even a four-year-old had difficulty mastering. We watched in awe as she naturally held the pencil correctly and formed circles, drew detailed facial features like eye lashes and fully clothed bodies with buttons and shoes. Certainly, her artistic abilities and her knack for details were God-given.
Now a preschooler, she recently joined me on the set of Penn’s Pals where the author asked if anyone was an artist or thought they’d like to be an artist when they grow up. When she didn’t raise her hand I clarified, “Artists are people who like to draw, paint, color, or make things.” She appeared conflicted, half heartedly raising her hand, so I encouraged her. “Yes, you are an artist.”
“No, I’m not an artist! I gonna be a mommy when I grow up,” she replied with great determination and confidence.
Although naturally artistic, her heart’s desire rang loud and clear. And her response made me ponder. If God set our purpose in motion from the very beginning—if he knit our DNA together inside our mother’s womb (Psalm 139: 13-16)—then shouldn’t our deepest desire naturally align itself with God’s will for us?
(Psssst...I'm sharing the rest of the story over at Christian Children's Authors blog today. C'mon, kick your feet up for another minute and enjoy that hot cup o' coffee with me, won't you? Just click here).
I will say that I had that "I want to be a wife and mom" from a very young age as well... and here I am! I'm practicing other gifts and desires now too and love how when put together they all make sense. Good words sister! Happy 1st day of Spring to you as I shovel out snow! God has a sense of humor. ;) ~Blessings, AmyReplyDelete
Me too, Amy. That's all I ever wanted to be. Times working away from home when my kids were small really bit at my heart. Gratefully, my mother in law was always their caregiver and my employer allowed me work only school hours.Delete
Today, I'm grateful to be home and available even to my adult kids and little grandbabies. God's allowing me time in both my nurturing and writing passions.
Blessings to you, Miss Amy!