My journey of discovery as an artist and as a person.
My goal is to inspire you and encourage you.
My journey of discovery as an artist and as a person.
My goal is to inspire you and encourage you.
Perhaps it is a talent that others told you was not -- by the worlds standards -- a way to be prosperous. A music teacher once told Barbra Streisand she would never make it as a singer. Albert Einstein was considered stupid. His principal said, “It doesn't matter. Albert will never make a success of himself at anything”. His theories were mocked by the scientific community of the day.
Remember it is the enemy of your soul’s job to make sure you never reach your purpose. Expect opposition, the naysayers will be there, listen to your heart! Albert and Barbra did!
God placed in you all you need to accomplish your purpose. Look into your heart and ask, "What is the talent I have? A talent I forgot about or others told me it was not valid, or will never work, or you can’t make money doing that." It is our job to find out what our purpose is and accomplish it. Listen only to God and His voice. God says in Jerimiah 29:11 He has a plan for you and it is good!
When we are working in our purpose or talent, we are peaceful; our sense of accomplishment is through the roof. There is joy in our soul! Seeking God and His ways is the answer to peace, success and happiness.
If any of this hits home, keep reading.
Let me explain how God brought me into this revelation.
I was always trying to be what others wanted me to be. For the most part I could adapt, but was never happy. Just stressed out trying to make others happy. I am only going to give the highlights of what brought me here. If anyone wants to know more, you can leave me a message and maybe I'll write a book. I found myself in Texas after living in Indiana. I grew up in California was married and had two beautiful boys. We were saved, filled with the Holy Ghost, and wounded in a small church. We then moved to Indiana and we found out both my boys had Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy, which created heart problems. As it turned out, world renowned Dr. Brown and Dr. Turntine transplant heart surgens practiced in Indianapolis, Indiana. We lived 20 minutes away. Only God! The youngest received a heart transplant and after 5 years died in 2002. The oldest did well on medication for awhile, but while waiting for his transplant he acquired and infection and died in 2006. In 2009 divorced and I moved to Texas. In 2010 I bought a fixer upper and fixed it up only to have Hurricane Harvey flood my home in 2017, and having to start over fixing it up again, only this time no resources. My car was also damaged but still ran.
So at ground zero, and grounded literally, I pleaded with God for help. I had been running from God. I didn't really know Him, or I would have been running to Him. Even though I was not following Him, He was still looking out for me.
I pleaded with God for help!
What led to the rediscovery?
Going back to work seemed impossible at 60 plus. I was not mentally able to even consider this option. Some how God always kept me financially. I was and am a faithful tither! I learned that lesson early. Revelation on tithing.
God started my restoration back to Him and my purpose by sending me a beautiful sister in Christ to help me. She agreed to listen to me. So we would meet for an hour or two and go through as much as we could stand. I went through everything, Mom, Dad, Husband, transplants, children’s deaths, divorce, lengthy hospital stays and me. God bless her! It wasn’t easy to listen to all that. She would listen not really give me advice. She would pray and have me -- ask God what is the truth? In the next couple of days God would show up! Revelation of His Word and His character followed. I did a lot of repenting and seeking God. Then when ready, we would have another session. She understood the love of God and how God could change a hungry soul.
Sometimes you have to borrow someone else’s faith until you get your own. I can’t explain why but just knowing someone else knew everything I had been through brought me peace.
James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
One thing this dear sister had me do is take a personality test, which I reluctantly took just because she asked me to. Guess what? It identified me as an "artist" (ISFP). What? An artist? It was news to me. But you know what? It was right on. It took a bit of getting used to. But that started a new way of thinking.
Note: If you take the test and you would like to learn more about the science behind the test go here.
So here is an example of God revealing "purpose" at work. God has blessed me with a gift of prophecy. I went to this Sister many years earlier and told her she was called to be a counsellor. I didn’t know her very well back then and I remember the look on her face and her reaction. Oh no I am not! Emphatic that was not for her. But God! Then here she was counselling me. It has taken years for us to see God’s true talent in our lives. She is now working toward being a counsellor by going back to school, but really God brings her other people who need her special talent all the time.
I have discovered what my talent is. Now.... How to use this talent to bring glory to God.
Sometimes you have to borrow someone else’s faith until you get your own!
What motivated you?
One of the major revelations God gave me was there was God’s way and man’s way and God wins. I watched a video on youTube.com called Back to Eden. Back to Eden Video Back to Eden shares the story of Paul Gautschi and his lifelong journey walking with God and learning how to get back to the simple, productive organic gardening methods of sustainable provision that were given to man in the Garden of Eden. I am giving a very short version of his journey please watch the video it is so worth it! Paul moved to Washington State and dug a well and realized he would not pull enough water to have an orchard of apple trees. So he asked God what to do. God took him out to the forest floor and showed him the covering. The trees in the forest are not irrigated! Man does nothing! God put the process in place and said it was good in Genesis. Mulch! That easy? Yep! So he covered an area with mulched tree limbs 18 inches deep and planted his apple orchard. His harvest is extraordinary! All he does now is prune and this becomes mulch.
So he went about for the next 17 years tilling and fertilizing and weeding his vegetable garden. Then one day he asked God -- why is this so hard? Why do I have so many weeds? God’s response. It works just like the forest! So he covered his vegetable garden with mulch and waited for the decomposing to begin. This organic material turns into rich soil, good ground! This produces flavorful large healthy plants full of nutrients. God’s way! So-all-of-the-sudden my question, was God what am I doing that is not Your way. This started me on a journey to discover God’s way of doing things. God has not disappointed me! He continues to bring me revelation on a variety of subjects and I am sure it will continue through out eternity. Check out my testimony on sowing and reaping View PDF.
God has a plan!
Renew your mind!
God has revealed a lot more about sowing and reaping, but too much to go into here. My true breakthroughs didn’t begin until I started writing scriptures on 3x5 cards and going through them every night and speaking them out loud!! The Word of God changes your heart. What do you need faith for? Find a scripture and start speaking it. It will do what God designed it to do in your heart. Plant the seeds. Your answer is in the Word of God. God does the work!!
My deepest desire is that you find your talent or calling birthed in you by God when He made you.
Ok, you now have revelation that God has a purpose for your life. Now what? Prayer and speak the Word!
Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Only God can tell you who you are and show you your purpose! Just ask! Take notes in a journal, start a (War Binder), get 3x5 cards of scriptures, speak the daily or more and watch God work. Relax and know the answers are coming! Read Psalms 34 and 107. They talk about when we cry out, He hears us and answers! Read it, speak it over and over to build your faith. He wants you to succeed and He wants to do it with you!
John 16:13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
I asked God What is failure to Him. His answer was - Not trying!
I asked God What is success to Him. His answer was - Not giving up!
With God things are pretty simple! We make them hard.
My prayer for you...
As Paul prayed for the saints that were at Ephesus I also pray for you. By praying the Word of God.
Ephesians 1:16-21 I do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
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