Today's page was inspired by my oldest daughter who is 14! She is at that age where everything is much bigger than it really is, in her mind, while selling herself short with the small things. Of course, I share my wisdom, mostly from experience, but also from the heart of our Father in Heaven. And, of course, I get a lot of the eye rolling and the "Oh mom.....you just don't understands!" I have to remind myself I was there once too, but by gosh, I just want to spare her some of the same mistakes I made! Isn't it funny how it all seems so clear as an adult?
I had a Tim Holtz sentiment stamp that I really liked and I thought I would use that to convey the thought. I also used some scraps from my other daughter's art stash that I thought went well, and of course, she was quite pleased I did! I started with some gesso through a Crafter's Workshop stencil and used some Dylusions Ink Sprays over top. I continued with some Silks acrylic glaze and Liquitex black ink for drippage. I finished with some good old Washi, Distress Ink and Faber Castell Big Brush pens for shading. Turned out to be another fun piece!
As I was doing the page, again thoughts of my daughter were going around my mind and Biblical wisdom I had given her that I thought I should "note to self," as well. From time to time, I dare say we have all sold ourselves short! Fact is, God sees ALL the little things! Everything has to start from somewhere, but sometimes in our eyes, the small things seem so insignificant. But to God and the purpose and will He has for your life, big results come from small beginnings! It's all about your relationship with Him through Jesus Christ and our growth therein!! We are to be about changing from glory to glory!
In Matthew 13:31-32 God's Word says "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches!" Everything we do has significance in the Kingdom of God! Nothing is too small because it's a means to something BIG!! We make an impact and change the course of our own life, not to mention the course of someone else's life just by sticking it out with the small things until they manifest to big ones! Small seeds turn into BIG BLESSINGS!!!
Next time you want to sell yourself short, just remember that God said in His Word "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future!" (Jer 29:11) The things you do may seem tiny in your mind, but small beginnings can have big results!