A true sign of intelligence is when we trust imagination to lead our knowledge. When we trust that the creator of all knowledge, imagination, and intelligence knows best and will lead us in the right direction. That is wisdom. Right? Well, I am not wise, yet, but I am working on it, showing signs of growing in intelligence. I am using some imagination to leave my comfort zone and increase my knowledge in new areas.
All week I have been hinting at my new adventure, that my art platform is growing, that God is closing doors to lead me through some open ones that I just needed to push wide. Wondering what I am talking about? 🙂
I thought I needed to get a job in a public school teaching art–full time. Which would make my ministries really hard to keep up with, because this has become full time work. Public school teaching would be steady pay and benefits. But I am pretty sure that door is closed so I can do the following things.
He is calling me to step out in faith and speak: I scheduled two more small speaking engagements, and then I contacted two conventions last week. I know. That is a lot of people. Illinois Christian Homeschooling State Convention called back and scheduled me! How cool is that! And that gave me confidence to contact another one. And even if that doesn’t happen, this will hopefully just be the first one and open my platform of teaching and speaking, and help me share the word about…
Bible Stories from the Heart is doing big things: A business arm is starting to grow from the original online studies. We have a company interested in creating a line of art supplies to go with it. Pretty cool! One I didn’t envision in the beginning in my wildest dreams, but one that God is leading. Well, dragging me along–but now I have my adventure attitude cap on and am ready to climb! I know He is going to use this platform to transform people and their faith.
Illustrating. I remember telling someone in college I wanted to illustrate a children’s book one day. Kind of a pipe dream considering that I wasn’t trained in that at all. But it is happening! And it is adorable–the author did a great job writing. I am having so much fun. All those years of reading to my kids and paying attention to the art and layouts as much as the story is making this easy to do. I can’t wait until I can share more on that as I get more specifics.
So what do you think? Is God closing that public school door and leading me this way or what?
See! Listening and following God can pay off. Having confidence in His plan and knowledge pays off. Letting Him have control has GOOD outcomes. He will surprise us all with what He can do when we just LET him.