Thursday, February 10, 2011

wired



I believe with all my heart that we are wired to be creative.  For as long as I can remember it's been my heart's cry to be used by the Lord.  I wanted more than anything to know what my gifts were, so I wouldn't be guilty of not using them. 





Then once He helped me discover what they were the fear set in.  Was I good enough to share them?  Would anyone else benefit?  Can I just tell ya that sitting on your gifts gets you nowhere.  We are called to use them.  Each one of us has something to offer.  Something that is unique to only you.  I know many of you have the gift of encouragement.  You've encouraged my heart tremendously time and time again.  Others of you make your home a haven for your families and still others create with food etc... Truly feeling full and complete only come when you allow the Lord to use you.






It literally makes me want to weep when I see how far He's brought me in the last few years.  Things that were bottled up in my heart...secret desires and longings that only he knew about...those are coming to pass.  I get to paint and create and write and share my life and make friends.  It's almost too much...this complete feeling of bliss.  How did I get here?  I want to pinch myself.  Sometimes I'm so busy doing and stressing...wondering how I'm supposed to get everything done that I forget to take a minute, pause and let it sink in that I'm doing exactly what I've been called to do.





Are you following your heart's desire?  Are you letting God use your gifts??  If you don't know what they are ask him.  You've got them...start listening.  You'll never be happier.





My favorite house painting so far...can you guess why???






Have a blessed day.

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53 comments:

  1. I love you. I love your creative streak. I love your fearlessness. I love your art. I love your vulnerability. You are the real deal my friend, and I am BLESSED beyond measure to know you!! I can't WAIT to hang out with you in exactly ONE WEEK!!!


    EEEEEEE!!!! SO excited!

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  2. For awhile now I feel like I haven't been living to my full potential. I've been living my life "Safe" and within my comfort zone for fear of failure and or rejection. I'm trying hard to figure out what my gift(s) are as Jessica, but I think the biggest thing is to realize that I actually have gifts.

    Thanks for a great post. It's what I needed to hear today.

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  3. {big smile}
    I heart this post....

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  4. Oh it's absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    I wonder how much it'd be to get my home painted by you!?!?? ;)

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  5. I have been stalking for awhile now, but want to say thank you. Your words are so moving. I love your blog. You send a very clear message I believe almost every post and I love that.

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  6. i've just recently turned up the volume...i'm listening!

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  7. Oh Becky! I just love this. I love that you sought out God and use your talents. You are a wonderful example to me and to so many others.
    I LOVE your painting. Very beautiful! You are amazing.

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  8. WONDERFUL post Becky. You aways have a beautiful message to share.
    And how very true your words are- I wish all women could realize the amazing potential they have. Thanks for the goodness you share.

    Love the painting- is it your home?

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  9. I {heart} this post! And I am trying to figure out that gift I have...not sure what it is right now, but I will figure it out.

    And I think...it is your house...and it is beautiful, if I am right!

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  10. It's got to be the red barn in the background...

    Great Post!

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  11. Becky - I LOVE that house painting. And this post was very encouraging. Thanks for sharing your heartfelt thoughts!

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  12. You are absolutely using your gifts well...no doubt. I love where He's brought you. I am still struggling with my gift...is it a real "gift" or am I being silly. This is something I need to meditate on longer...thanks for the inspiration. How will He get His glory if we're sitting on His gifts.

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  13. stepping out is so stinkin hard to do! i question myself and my gifts constantly. i've been having a battle with myself for that past few days and it's exhausting! i have God-given gifts, it's just stepping out and really doing what i'm meant to do that i'm hung up on :)
    oh, and i have a pretty good idea why that's your favorite house painting :)

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  14. I agree with you. I have always thought that we were "wired" for certain things. That's been the best thing about homeschooling for us. My girls can find out how they are gifted and they can put time and energy into developing those gifts. Good post!

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  15. It's your house! And it looks stunning!!! I love the panorama feel of it.

    I love your talent and creativity - it's s blessing to me!

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  16. This is a great post! And you are definitely using your gifts well:) Love the painting...home sweet home, right?

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  17. This goes along so well with the book group we just started at church. We just started reading Beth Moore's "Fruit of the Spirit" and in the introduction video we watched Wednesday she asked us to think about if we were living inside ourselves too scared to reach out and make a difference or if we were living outside trying every day to do something hard.

    You my friend have an amazing talent and inspire me!

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  18. That house is bee-you-tiful! You dear friend inspire me!

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  19. I'm sending you {{{{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}} for that post Becky! I'm reading "A Praying Life" right now, and your post has helped to unify a lot of what I've been reading. Thanks for continuing to inspire us every day!

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  20. I think it is your favorite because it is your home! You're a gift just because you're you, even if you weren't good at anything visible to others you are unique and special! You just happen to be good at alot of others things as well :)

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  21. your house painting looks really great! love it! You really are taking off girl. So very happy for you!

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  22. Great words! I'm always trying to use my gifts to glorify Him, seeing as that's where they're from anyways. But I always want to do more too - ah God is good and using our gifts to glorify Him is so supremely satisfying!

    It's your house isn't it?!?

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  23. I LOVE this topic, because I BELIEVE it is true. I've been told because I'm not a painter or musician or actor or sculptor, etc., I am Not an Artist. I strongly disagree. My art may not be one of those things, but it does not mean I am not a creative, artistic person. Thank you and thank you and thank you again. You bless me. btw, I'm a secretary. And there is an art to being a secretary, too.

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  24. i've been by your blog before- its so refreshing. thanks for being so positive and uplifting! i'll be back...

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  25. look at that swing in that tree AND all that pretty green grass!
    SO pretty becky... of course!

    what IS clear is that you are living your gift!
    you can tell.
    i adore your words in this post...
    it will touch many!

    i wish my dreams would not keep being put on hold... at least it feels like that.
    moving here and there but... as i continually remind myself... maybe it's part of the plan.
    i need to trust & have faith in what He has in store. He knows best.

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  26. i am all-out in LOVE with that latest house painting. in LOVE, i tell you.

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  27. wow... i've had this same conversation with myself today. thank you!

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  28. I'm fairly certain I recognize that barn in the background. I love the long panorama shape of your house painting. BTW "You Are My Hiding Place" is playing on your blog right now. Yay. :)

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  29. Your talents are wonderful Becky and I am so glad that you are creating not only your art but did you know that you are creating things in all of us with your beautiful posts and encouraging words? I think that He knew that you had more gifts in you than you knew. :) I am so glad that you are listening and teaching us to listen too. Hugs!

    You last painting is gorgeous, is it your house?

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  30. LOVE the art with your girls.
    LOVE that you are being set free to create and invent and imagine all that the Lord has put in you!

    LOVE that you are painting houses....I wish you could only know how many minutes I sat and stared at that house wondering why it's one of your favorites so far.....

    Please do tell.

    I'll guess and say it's your house?

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  31. Perfect title- wired. We are wired, aren't we? I bet God is just so excited when we start creating in the way He's wired us.

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  32. Our Pastor just talked about this... are we letting God flow through us... are we using our gifts God gave us to love and serve others... Being a mommy has changed the way I use my gifts... and I know I am using some of my gifts... to raise my babies ... but I often wonder how much I am squishing my gifts to raise my babies... you know? anyway... God has been stirring me... and I am excited to see where it may lead... =)

    I am guessing it is Your house... because that red barn is your view... right?!! ;)

    ps I am chicken to put myself out there... in SOOO many ways... blogging is helping me overcome that a little... and well... I also realize how chicken I am when I don't want to put things out there on my own blog... yikes... SO much room to grow... always! :)

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  33. I can see why
    you loved your
    painting; it's
    fantastic! You
    know that my word
    for 2011 is LISTEN ~
    YOU listened and
    you followed...and
    with His help, I
    am hoping to find
    how to use my wiring,
    too!! You inspire.
    xx Suzanne

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  34. this is really a beautiful post. I have a lot of blogs on my blog roll now and read many post in the morning and at night. Some really stand out to me and I will be thinking on this one good and hard, because there is so much truth in it.

    Bless you for pouring your heart out.

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  35. becky! whenever i am having a bad day/week, i know that i can always always count on your blog posts to brighten me up! thanks for making me smile~ xo

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  36. Great post! Babe, I love you and know that God is helping you THRIVE this year. He has planted great gifts inside you and it is AWESOME to see you fulfilling them one day at a time.

    I am so proud of you!

    My message to everyone who visits this blog is:

    "Stop waiting for someone to believe in you. Believe in yourself." Pray for God to do the part that only HE can do. Then get off your knees and start doing your part.

    "There are no limitations, except your expectations."

    "Life is too short to be afraid."

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  37. Hey, I just found your blog the other night. don't even recall what links led me here but I'm happy to be! you're an inspiration, thanks. have a beautiful day.

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  38. Love to see the evolution in our art... (our meaning all people who paint...not just you and me. lol) It's amazing how we push ourselves as we're inspired. Love this house painting, Becky!! :) So pretty!! You go with your bad self! lol

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  39. Uhm how cute is it that your hubby left a comment for you! so sweet! This is a great post as just the other day I was sitting and trying to think what my gifts are as of lately they are sleeping and well that is not satisfying, except for the sweet crumb loves it in my belly! you have so many amazing talents my friend, keep soaring! xo

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  40. This is exactly what I needed to hear at exactly the right moment. I was just saying on my blog yesterday that I am needing to be patient and brave.
    Thank you for sharing your heart with all of us.

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  41. wired.... i love that word, i'm feeling wired too... i'm loving the path my life has brought me to us far, it's where i am suppose to be doing what i love and loving on my blessings! I'm always energized when i visit you!!! Gorgeous gorgeous painting! YOU are Soaring HIGH!!!
    xo,
    LuLu

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  42. I got a very peaceful vibe from the house painting and loved it immediately. Blues, greys and purples are my colors. I am a very creative person but I am not sure what my niche is- I am really struggling with that right now-waiting for a sign for the right way to turn.

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  43. Is that your house? I love your paintings. If we weren't so broke I'd buy one. I'm so much like you. We are probably like a lot of people. Which is why my second favorite prayer is, "help thou my unbelief." My first place prayer is, "HELP!"

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  44. Sheesh--the words hit me square between the eyes. God is doing so much stirrin' and shakin' in my soul and I don't know yet where it's going...

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  45. this is so sweet, i am trying to use mine and hoping they'll reveal themselves further. love their project so cute! don't know what it is about the house but it's just beautiful! have a great weekend! susan

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  46. I was in college when an older women spent time with me to help me learn what my spiritual gift(s) was . . . it literally changed the direction of my life. Now I am the older(ish) woman (58) and love helping younger women discover just how God has wired them.

    Thanks for encouraging women to use their gifts.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  47. It must be your beautiful home in the house painting! Really I love it and all of your house paintings. They are such a wonderful and personal heart warming gift from your art heart! And I love Becky's heart!♥

    I'm so proud of you Becky. So excited for you and how God has put you splat right in the middle of the place he created you to be in, using your gifts and talents. When God does that, then the joy and fullfillment you feel just shines through out to all of us. I have always loved reading your blog because your realness is so inspiring.

    Thank you for being a HOPE and JOY giver!
    ♥Lee Ann

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  48. Letting go of your insecurities and stepping up to the plate is scary but you have done it and you have bloomed because of it. Love the painting and I am going to guess that this one is your humble abode ~ love it! xo

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  49. Oh my! Your latest painting of a house is simply gorgeous. I love the soft and very inviting colors. Is this a pianing of your home?

    Becky I am still in search of what my hearts desire is. I sure hope I find it soon before it is too late. :)

    Mary

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  50. Becky, your newest paibting of a house is gorgeous! I love the soft and inviting colors thatyou used. Is this a painting of your own home?

    I'm still not sure what my hearts desire is. I will kep in serach of it and hope I find what it is before I am too old to do it. :)

    Mary

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  51. becky, you are always so good for the soul. i wish we could sit and paint together... i LOVE this house painting, and i love the joy that spills from your posts... happy valentine's day hon.

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