My palette has quite a variety of colours, all mixed in a hurry, but done with great care to get exactly what I want. By the time my painting is done, I have every shade and colour and tone all over my palette, looking like an abstract piece in itself.
Each day, when I wake up, I sometimes feel like that palette. I start out fresh and precise, with a goal and a purpose for my day. By the time I am done, I’ve filled it with all kinds of projects. Some are bright and cheery, like talking to friends on facebook or eating ice cream with my hubby. Other colours are darker, like attending the funeral of a dear friend or getting in an argument with myself (I never win).
The palette is not my goal or purpose, but just a place where everything comes together to make the painting. I have to remember that God allows all kinds of circumstances, both bitter and sweet, dark and light, to blend together in my life’s portrait. If I dwell on life’s circumstances, I will likely see a cloudy blend of colours that make no sense. I must look ahead to the final product and realize it takes all kinds of colours blended in different ways to make the final image I want to have. It will only be when the painting is completed that I can truly appreciate the palette’s job and understand how that “all things work together for good” (Rom 8:28).
My desire is that I live each day to the fullest, and no matter what is thrown my way, that I can know that in the end my painting, called “Life”, will be beautiful.