"A man's heart plans his way but the Lord directs his steps." Proverbs 16:9


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My little brother's room...

So, my mom asked me if I'd help her paint my new little brother's room. We were originally going to paint a strip of camouflage around the room, but nothing ever turns out to be that simple in my brain...I tend to be a little extreme at times.
Anyway, I thought since he loves hunting and all, that it would be neat to make it look like there was a blowout or shotgun hole through his wall, so I googled torn wall paper and found a few pictures of what that might look like. I didn't have any of the tools or paint that I would need, but was bound and determined to get it done.
While my mom so thoughtfully watched my children and with nothing but a 3 inch sponge brush, q-tips, and a lot of prayer...this is what came of it.
I am not telling you this for any other reason than to say...If you have something you want done, or something you have always wanted to do, give it a shot! You might just be very surprised with yourself! God gives us so many amazing gifts and tools and we are the ones putting a limit to what we can achieve. I love to paint, so this was fun for me, but I struggle with limits on my life in so many other areas. While painting this, God just gave me a little analogy and I thought I would share. We don't always have the smarts nor the correct tools to accomplish many things, but as believers, God equips us with all we need.


Too Many Kids In The Bathtub said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! What a joy your little brother will have when he looks at this wall everyday! Your talent never ceases to amaze me! What an uplifting post!

Shannon said...

Looks great! You are a wise woman. I love the analogy. I so often hear others say what they can't do and I think that if they just try they can do anything. On the other hand this whole homeschooling thing has me feeling that very same thing and I need a nice reminder that I also can do anything. This is the one thing that is defeating me, but I have to believe in myself and that God can equip me! Thank you!!

Lynette said...

Rossie, you are so talented. I love that God spoke to you while you were painting that, isn't that so like Him to meet us anywhere no matter what where we are doing! The Lord has definitely gifted you with talent and wisdom. Take care my friend!