The Canvas of Your Heart

My son and I were engaged in a very interesting conversation about the different facets of life. n our conversation he quotes, “Life is like painting a picture. You must have a visual composition of what you want your life to be; then it’s your choice to make it happen.”
It was later that I realized that this very statement was food for thought. I then referred to Proverbs 23:7, which states, “Whatsoever a man thinketh in his heart so is he.”
Our perceptions are the driving forces for our everyday living. Whatever we hold in our hearts, and whatever we think has great impact on what our lives will look like in the future.
In Genesis 12:2, God speaks to Abram; “I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing. [Genesis 17:5] "No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations"
The promises of God did not manifest in Abraham’s life right away. We are told that he did not lose confidence, nor did he waiver at the promises of God, instead he painted a picture of what he wanted his life to look like.
What kind of portrait are you painting for your future?
If you haven’t done so already, start seeing the best for your life based upon what His word says. Your choices are unlimited to become anything you want to become. After all, God sees the very best in you and He has already drawn the picture of your destiny on the canvas of your heart, allowing you the opportunity to add the appropriate colors. You can paint it dark and drab or you can paint it with colors that are filled with His promises.
My friend, be encouraged knowing that you are God’s creative artwork. No one else can live out your destiny except you. He created you for His Glory so you may be a blessing to others. So as you continue relying upon His promises, remember the negative things that are happening in your life can be developed into some of the most beautiful canvases in the world.

Carolyn Crow is a contributing writer and can be reached at