Contentment. That was my pastor’s sermon today. He spoke about contentment and learning to be happy with “enough.” That really spoke to me today. I’m so full of striving. I strive to be so much better at just about everything I do. While it’s so good to continue working toward a goal and learning, is it possible to continue learning without striving? I’ve always heard that to strive to do more and be more is a good thing. I’m not so sure sometimes. I get so busy pushing myself harder and harder that I forget to stop and be in the moment I’ve been given. I hold myself up to some standard that is only reflective of my own expectations ( many of which cannot be met ).
This painting is titled “Collage.” It is an assemblage of previous paint palettes, a great shade of green and some cool acrylic medium. It has great symbolism for me today. It reminds me that God can take the bits of my life, good and bad, and work them into His perfect plan. He can use it all and make it into something good. Where I fall short, when I really mess up, and when I’m completely at my best – He takes all of that and is able to turn it into something worthwhile somehow. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 What an amazing God. How cool is that? Just goes to show…He truly IS “enough.”