There are many decisions an artist makes to create a great composition: the size of different shapes, the placement of them, and the determination of the focal point. Some of the questions an artist will ask before creating a composition are, “What do I want to do with the subject?” “What is the desired end result?” “What am I trying to express?” A great artist never just puts something in a composition simply because “it’s there.” They have a reason. It’s all a part of their plan to create a masterpiece. Every decision made regarding composition is a reflection of the artist’s personality and desires.
Look At The Bigger Perspective
As an artist, one of the things I hate is when someone sees a painting I’m working on and comments about it. I totally understand why they do it; things just don’t look right to them. Even though they’re not artists, they inherently know enough about composition—because they have seen God’s masterful compositions in nature—to feel they know enough to express their opinion. What they don’t know, however, is what I have in mind for the finished painting and what’s necessary to go through first to get to the end result. Another artist will see the same piece and give comments from an understanding of this process. They will say things like, “Tell me where you are going with this piece.” Others won’t have that bigger perspective.
If God is the artist and I am the masterpiece, I need to trust that He is using all things toward the end result of His desire, for “we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (Romans 8:28) Yet you may be thinking, “Well, if God is the artist who is automatically working everything to fulfill His purpose, then what part do I have regarding the composition of my life?” There are several things that are of your choosing on your Life Palette that you give God to work with:
These things are to your life what composition is to painting. The more clearly you align these areas with God’s Word, the more He is able to compose your life according to His plan and design as a masterpiece.
This blog is adapted from my book Life Palette, both this blog and my book are for the sole purpose of helping you develop the palette in your life to live out your potential as the masterpiece God has created you to be. Get your signed copy of Life Palette and begin living everyday of your life as the masterpiece!
Which of the choices do you think is the most difficult and why? If you have questions or comments please post them below, I would love to hear from you and your response will help others.
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I will be speaking on this subject live this weekend (October 24th & 25th) and invite you to join me: www.alivechurch.com, Saturday at 5:00 p.m., Sunday at 9:30 or 11:00 a.m.