Purposefully Living

Motivational Message

Issue 14
Week of January 13-17, 2003


Nothing Into Something
By Audrina Jones Bunton

It is amazing how an artist can take a blank, white canvas, imagine what he wants the end result to be, and then by using the necessary tools and actions, creates an ingenious masterpiece.

While riding along the open stretched highway of 15-501 one Sunday evening, envisioning the beautiful trees that lined the highway, and thinking about God’s wondrous creation, I thought about how blank the world’s landscape must have been before creation.  My husband, who is a freelance illustrator, never ceases to amaze me with his unique creativity to turn nothing into something.  While the thoughts were dancing in my head, I wanted to find out what his mental processes were in the beginning phase of his exceptional masterpieces.  How is it that he, and only he can see the result of his masterpiece, even before his initial steps to make it happen?  Why is it that no matter how hard I continuously try to envision his end result, that only he can -- and then only he creates?

He candidly supplied me with the answer of how he first, envisions his desired result.  After picturing exactly what it is that he wants, he outlines or sketches his creation.  Next, he innovatively details the picture with relentless energy.  His imagination, his ideas become tangible, become real even before his hand, or his brush hits the canvas.  Wow -- I thought, what a gift from God to be able to create something from nothing!

Perhaps you are in a place in your life where your life’s canvas is blank and void.  You are not where you wish to be in life.  You do not have the things in life that you desire.

Do this -- take a moment and imagine your unique possibilities.  Imagine that you are where you want to be in life.  Imagine that you are who God has purposed for you to be.  Do you see it?  Come on, envision yourself being who you want to be and doing what you want to do to create that purposeful and fulfilling life.

Now, take this image and create your substance.  Create your substance by relentlessly taking the necessary steps to have what you want and to be who you are  -- SOMETHING -- God’s masterpiece.

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Think About It!!

Hebrews 11:1 - Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Men often become what they believe themselves to be.  If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it.  But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning. --Mahatma Gandhi

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Faith is affirming success before it comes. Faith is making claims to victory before it is achieved. --Robert Schuller

Faith is an invisible and invincible magnet, and attracts to itself whatever it fervently desires and calmly and persistently expects. --Ralph W. Trine


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