Here is another bit from Rhino:
I love him and his confidence! Anytime the kids watch this movie we tell each other that we are be-awesome for days. I want to instill that kind of confidence in my kids–that they aren’t just good, or awesome, but beyond awesome. Because that is how God created them.
I am feeling pretty awesome these days. I didn’t always. That crazy/perfectionist/depressed side of me never thought anything was good enough. But I am changing my ways. And ya’ll are helping me by just being here.
You ask,” How do you keep up? Get all that painting and writing done?” (Which in Rhino’s world would translate, “How are you so awesome?” Well, let me show you…found this on Pinterest and had to paint it:
That is how! Totally true. But the best part, is now I can say it is for “business”. HA! Beyond awesome. (See? Answering the knock to use my gifts is paying off!) Honestly, I could be doing dishes right this moment or organizing my mail. But, I would rather paint. I would. So, I do. The dishes will get done at some point, we haven’t run out for a meal yet.
And then when I let myself paint, I have a tendency to “get in the zone” or let my “mojo” take over, I lose consciousness of time and space. I know where my kids are, but two hours feels like five minutes when I am doing this:
More wise words from another favorite artist. When I am answering the knock, letting God work through me, the art just pours out, all His awesome. The words are just…there. When I push, or I try and make it about me, I end up completely annoyed (this is when the perfectionist/depressed/crazy has a tendency to show up) and ruin everything on the paper and around me.
But you know what the real answer is? I answered the knock and LET GOD IN. I trusted Him to let His awesome flow through me. I let go and let Him. I trusted that Jesus is beyond awesome, that He created me to share in that, and that he expects it of me.
Of each of us. He expects us all to be beyond awesome when we walk with Him. Because we ARE.