Have you ever examined all the colored pencils in a box? They are all useful and yet full of different emotions and response. Such is our life. I’m learning to be thankful for each emotion and color in my life. They might not all be my favorite, but they each serve a purpose.
Guess my favorite color? When my day is colored for me and I’m living in my sweet spot I feel like a fuchsia pencil. It’s those days that I can say beyond a doubt “this is why I was created!”
Guess the best color for outlining? A black pencil is definitely not my favorite, but so essential to completing the perfect picture. Just as the black, dreary days of our live are not our favorite, but they are essential to our perseverance. It is during those dark days that we come to know God as our Jehovah Jireh and can feel His presence is such a new way.
Guess the importance of the brown, tan, and yellow pencils? They provide an incredible warmth and welcoming environment to any picture or home. They are the people, circumstances, and blessings that keep us grounded and moving forward.
Guess which color seems the most useless, but isn’t? That crazy white colored pencil. It always seemed silly to color with white, however I was amazed at just how much brighter the object appeared once a little white was added. When God’s bright spirit is added into our lives, the tapestry He has painted for each of us becomes brighter and more radiant. Totally not useless, but USEFUL!
God is such the Master Artist. I’m thankful that life is like a box of colored pencils.