Have you ever based your worth on something and wound up feeling less than?
For me, I’ve based my worth on what people think of me - both good and bad - on achievements I have or have not met, and perfectionism as a way to cover up deep-rooted insecurities. All of these ways of finding worth are empty in the end.
When I choose to see both my Creator for who He really is and His creation - which also includes me - accurately, I find myself in a much more peaceful position and state of mind.
Ephesians 2:10 says “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” The reminder that we, God's creation, are His masterpiece gives me a better perspective on worth.
The only person who can tell you the meaning behind Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is Van Gogh; if you want to know about the masterpiece, ask the master.
I, myself, am no master, but I am a messenger and it’s my joy to bring reminders of true worth to the people I paint. When I do a portrait of a person, I pray and ask for a word I feel like God wants the person to know. I write the words on the iris or heart of each portrait.
God has given me messages of freedom, being chosen, and belonging to share in the past. In Your Father's Eyes, you're a masterpiece with a good plan for your life. Every commission has a message and I can’t wait to pray for and share that message with you!