It's August now & that means we're halfway through the year. As we round this corner, are we ready to shift, make transitions so that we finish strong?
Time to reflect on where I am & where I'm headed. It's easy when you're a kid because like my son his answer is "I'm headed to the 8th grade". But, where am I headed?
I met an awesome young lady who is an artist, a teacher, and a mentor. I've been praying for a mentor AND I've been looking for someone to help me take a first step in expressing myself in art.
My father died when I was 12 years old & in the 7th grade. I'd always had As & Bs until the 2nd semester of that year. For the first time, I got a C or D...can't really remember which..but it was in my art class. As I stared at the bowl of fruit in the middle of the art table, I can still remember thinking, "That's OK, I'm just a book learner not a creative person". I believed that for almost 40 years. Although I really never gave it much thought over the years, it kinda annoys me now that I bought it for so long. Father, redeem what the locust has eaten!
The year that I turned 50, I began to cry out for more of Him and creative trickles came from deep within me. For the first time, I realized that "not a creative person" was a lie. Let that sink in...it was a lie! I had believed a lie for all those years! I repented for believing it & asked Him for help in releasing whatever He has put inside me.
He is the author of creativity. He is Creator! He has put gifts & talents in each one of us. That creativity that is released shows up in the form of a word, a smile, a deed, a look, a touch. It's Him being released through this earthen vessel called you and me.
My blog has been a big part in allowing me to release writing. Several other blogs that I follow are mentors to me in their unique way.
Funny thing is....I thought my next mentor (the one that I prayed for) would be a business woman in her 50s not a young black woman in her 20s and an artist at that!
God has sense of humor!