What is it that makes some people a success or not a success at something? It’s not always the most talented, whether in business, sports, medicine, ministry, or any number of career choices. Nor is it those who just happened to get lucky, or are at the right place at the right time. So what is it? What makes the difference?
Each of us is given a palette in life. We make the choices that will develop our Life Palette. From this palette the color and composition of the life you live is determined. How you develop your Life Palette will cause those around you to take notice, pause, and consider the beauty of a life lived with direction and destiny compared to one lived aimlessly and without effect.
Perhaps you’ve heard it said that in life you are either in a crisis, just getting out of a crisis, or headed toward one. That is by no means a doom and gloom statement. It’s just the way life is. Most of what happens to you is, unfortunately, out of your control. Yet one thing you can control is how your Life Palette is developed. And your success or failure will be a direct result of that Life Palette.
Why does someone face circumstances that seem insurmountable and become a better person through them, even leveraging them to their benefit and the benefit of those around them? They’ve developed their Life Palette. They may not intentionally know they’ve done it, but they have.
While you’re not the artist of your masterpiece, you have a role in becoming the masterpiece God created you to be. Your responsibility is to create the Life Palette for God, the master artist, to paint the canvas of your life every day with His beauty, love, and destiny. God is the artist who dips His brush into your thoughts, decisions, and actions. He is the one who creates the composition, mixing the colors on your palette, each brush stroke placed perfectly and intently. Your job is to make and protect the palette for God to work with.
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Your Life Palette determines how your life is lived as His masterpiece. Ask God to show you the choices you need to make right now to move forward creating your Life Palette. What is one thing you will do to begin?
(Adapted from my book Life Palette, written for the sake of helping you to understand that you are God’s masterpiece and what you need to do to live as the masterpiece He created you to be. You can help your friends and loved ones to experience their life as God’s masterpiece by following Life Palette blog, Liking Life Palette on Facebook, or sharing this post on Facebook, Twitter and other social network sites that you are a part of.)