The words in this book are totally sinking in to my soul, and it’s been so so good for me. I love that reading means turning letters into words and words turning into thoughts… and thoughts become reminders that all is well. The words just flow off the page and into my mind, and when the time is right everything is translated in it’s own Maggie Way. I was scrolling through my feed of photos and couldn’t help but notice my life trends: color and Jesus words and Gussy ruffles and my family and handmade inspiration. That’s my life right now. Sometimes life feels like I’m here, there and everywhere. Can you relate? Too unintentional; a messy outline. But a recent, powerful realization gave me hope: these life trends are exactly how He wants my life right now. Exactly.
If I’m brutally honest, sometimes I scroll through others feeds and think about how lovely it would be to have those life trends. Hmmm, I think.
But, if God wanted me to have those life trends He would have given them to me.
Instead, He give me my own, unique set. And that I must believe, must remember, must hold on to tight. The art I have to give — the art we all have to give — is exactly the art we were meant to give.
Not their art. Not her art. Your art.
Also worth noting, and thank you Emily for writing it first: the art I have to share today isn’t going to be the same art I shared years ago, nor is it the same art I’ll share in the future (this is the basis for her book title, A Million Little Ways).
My life trends are flawless, and so are yours.
Together we exhale… :)
Beautiful words. I just wrote a post on the same topic a few days ago – we were made with great care and design, each with our own unique set of gifts. We shouldn’t compare our gifts with others, but embrace them! Love it!
Thanks for sharing! Isn’t it awesome that God can use our gifts to reach tons of people, all the while we just get to do what we love and pour our hearts out. God is so cool!
Blessings, Gussy! Keep on doing what you’re doing!
I like how you describe your life trends and find contentment right there. This is a daily struggle for me — living my art generously whether there is an audience or not. I’ve been loving this book too. Emily speaks such truth to my heart. Your blog is an inspiration to me too, Maggie. :)
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