Start the timer for 5 minutes….Start!
I love to paint. I taught myself some watercolor painting in high school as a hobby. I even took a class at a local art studio for a couple of weeks. I didn’t think I was very good, so I put away my supplies. After I began home schooling, I reached way back into the closet of our art supplies and pulled them out again. I was excited to just let them experiment with the water, the paint, the brushes, and the paper.
Why don’t you paint, too Mommy? they asked.
So, I dipped my brush into the water, ran it across the color, and placed it on the paper. I once again felt the joy it feels to create. And with my small guides sitting around the dining room table, I didn’t care if it wasn’t perfect. I just painted.
I love watching my little ones paint because they really don’t care if it looks perfect. They really don’t care if they use the wrong color. They are so sure of themselves and their art. As we walked through a gallery yesterday, I saw them gazing at the paintings and accepting them. They didn’t understand the time it took for each detail or the thoughtfulness of the artist. They saw the beauty and accepted it.
So many times I try to get my life to seem “perfect.” I try to line up my paints and supplies to prepare to paint a beautiful picture of my life. But in all reality, I’m not the artist. God is. And I can just let Him work. Just as my children are confident in their color choices and brush strokes, I can be even more confident that my Heavenly Father knows what He is doing. My life might like a little washed out. A little ordinary, or even quite a bit messy, but God isn’t finished. And even in the mess and mundane, it is still beautiful, its time we accept it.
Something special happens in October. A community of bloggers and writers gather for 31 Days of Writing. For an extra little challenge, I’ll be also participating in 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes.
31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes is a “challenge within the challenge,” so to speak — namely, to post on your blog every day in the month of October, but to write each post in only five minutes flat.
If you are interested in joining the fun, check out Christina’s page here.
Here is the list of the word prompts for 31 Days of Five Minute – Free Writes.
Do you struggle finding time to study the Bible?
Do you wish you had more minutes in the day to devote to Bible reading?
What if I told you you could start TODAY in just 5 minutes!?