September 13th, 2011
Pursuing dreams and doing those things that I enjoy have always been a constant pursuit. I was brought up to believe that dreams and doing things that I enjoy come second to making a "real" living. After all you cannot eat off of dreams and passions alone right? The more I begin to grow in both age and faith, I begin to understand that dreams, passions, gifts, and talents are given to us by God. No single gift, passion, or dream alone can make us happy. It is up to us to make the right choices, but if we make wrong choices there is hope and we can get back up again try to do better the next time. The important thing is not to give up and not to let your dreams, passions and gifts lie dormant till they get stagnant.
The painting above depicts the brokeness that is sometimes felt during our lives. The multiple colors represent the complex design in which we are made. If you too are going through feelings of brokenness, or feeling guilty for pursuing your dreams, please don't give up. Your gifts, talents, and passions are all gifts from God, and remember, God don't make no junk and even if He did, it would be beautiful!