If you spend much time with an artists/art teachers, you will notice something about their hands. They always seem to have evidence of their work on them. I personally do not reserve it for my hands only(unfortunately). My shirts, pants, shoes, face, hair, arms...all tell the story of my work and what I'm investing myself. A good artist or art teacher is often so involved with what they are doing, that they do not pay attention to such things. It is just not a real priority. Their priority is doing what they're passionate about...what they were created to do. Just look at their hands and you will see the evidence.
Whatever you do, do your work heartily,
as for the Lord rather than for men.
God has called each of us into "ministry" if you have accepted the Lord as your Savior. You know that, right?!? Your ministry may not look like the pastor's, overseas missionary, or Sunday school teacher. Maybe your ministry is being a mom, custodian, fast food worker, or maybe even an art teacher. Whatever it is... it should be done as for the Lord. When we are working as for the Lord...it should be with all of our heart, mind, and might. People will begin noticing when you serve the Lord with all that you are in whatever your job/ministry is. Not because you are proclaiming your awesomeness & deeds, but because living a life for the Lord shows on you like an artist's hands. Your words, work, attitude, and priorities all start looking like they have Jesus all over them!
How about you? Does your life have Jesus all over it? If you feel like people may not be seeing Jesus in you, THAT'S OK!! We aren't perfect & no one has "arrived". Each day we have a chance to do better than the day before. We learn from our mistakes, and we give those areas of our life over to God. Ask Him to help you see your WHOLE life as MINISTRY! Try to do all things for God....work, home, friends, play..etc. When we do this...we are like the hands of an artist, you can't help but see the evidence of their hearts passion.
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