When an artist applies the first few strokes of paint to his canvas, to the viewer, it looks a complete mess, but to the artist it’s the beginning of things to come—the beginning of a perfect picture, a picture created with perfection through the cumulative effort of single strokes on a canvas. In his mind, the artist envisions what he wants his masterpiece to look like. Unaware of that vision is the viewer, who judges the picture based on its current “disorganized” state and is confused. Though baffled, the viewer eagerly awaits the picture’s final outcome.
When you take the paintbrush from God and try to finish the picture yourself, you mess up His perfect picture—you mess up your life.
Read about it, think about it, and let’s talk about it this coming Sabbath at 10:00 AM.