I love new paint. The soft, clean, untouched pallet. The colors oozing the desire to be used. The numerous possibilities of what they will create. The fanciful dreams of what I will paint with them.
But, I love even more a pallet that is dirtied and worn. One that has barely a drop of paint left. One in which splatters of the beauty it created linger behind. One that was used well....
Over the course of our lives, which will we be? Will we be pages colored with splatters of our pallet or will it remain crisp and white?
Will we wait so long -for the right time, for the right moment- to use the gifts God has given us, that we end up not using them? Will the pages remain empty of the paint that God laid in the pallet for us? Will the brush remain dry? It's use longed for perhaps, but never picked up?
Will we have used every last drop of the gifts we have been given? Will our pallets be worn and the pages of our lives be splattered with the effects of pursuing our calling? Will our pages be painted with the use of our gifts, pointing others to Jesus? Will the world be a little brighter because we chose to use everything He gave us for His glory?
Me? I want to use every drop of paint in the pallet I have been given.
Which kind of pallet do you want to be?
"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10
"Each of you should use whatever gifts you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10
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