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Just Show Up: Becoming Living Art – Week 8 — 16 Comments

  1. Hey Barbie, I STILL haven’t read A Million Little Ways – I need to! I so get all four of the points you listed as your struggle. I do that with basically any kind of art I tackle. But amen to showing up! To believe what God says about us, rather than our self doubts. Anyway, thanks for grace with me these days. One day I plan on showing up more in the online world – at least I hope! Maybe once my Lydia starts letting me get a good nights sleep! Hope you’re doing well. Blessings.

  2. Those four statements all sound familiar. I also need to post this statement somewhere because it’s one I just love. “But God does not call the qualified; rather, He qualifies those He calls.” I think of how I know He has called me to have a group of ladies over on Saturday and I’ve been doubting my ability to be a good host and thinking I need to go above and beyond so they like me more. This has been a good reminder to give it to God. He’s got this. Love you, friend.

  3. I’m not a writer… except in my journal and on my blog… but I can liken these words to other things in my life. I often feel I’m stuck, discouraged, and not up to the task before me. It’s always better when I give it to God and let Him guide me in how to handle everything that comes my way. I just want to be a living testimony to Him.

    Blessings and love to you, Barbie. You are one of God’s true pieces of art, beautiful inside and out. 🙂

  4. This series makes me happy! We have so much to learn about who we are and who God is calling us to be. Your statement that God qualifies those He calls is huge. Such a good thing thing to remember the next time I say “i’m not cut out for this or Someone can do this better than I”. I hope summer gets here soon so I can really dig into this book. Be blessed, my friend!

    • I’m famous for focusing on what I feel I can’t do, rather than knowing that if God has called me to it, He will bring me through it. The only qualification I need is Him!

  5. I’ve struggled most with the first three you mention, especially #3. It has taken me years to look at this openly and say, “Yep, there are a lot better writers out there than me.” Age helps to battle this truth (grin) and now rather than beat myself down for lack of skill, I focus on what I can learn from these terrific writers. It truly is all about seeking our own unique voice – there won’t be another you or me again! Thank you for these encouraging words, friend! Blessings!

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