Daily Archives: June 1, 2012

Day 153 – Casting out the fear

Color and Theme Project: Week 5 – Color: Brown – Theme: Fear

I claim this scripture to overcome fear:

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18

(I love this verse! When the theme of fear came up, I knew I had to include this verse… Today was one interesting day. Weeks ago I saw this beautiful all brown wild mushroom. So I thought that when the color brown comes I’ll definitely come back to take the picture… Guess what? I wasn’t there anymore… So, I took another picture of a tree… But I knew that tonight was going to be a special night… So I waited to see what else God would show me… We had a Talent Show at my church and a I had the privilege to paint live in a church for the second time (in my church was the first time)… It is very hard… specially because since you are painting in a church you think that people expect something like a cross or a dove or hands… something that they can relate to… And with this idea in the back of my mind, I planned to paint something that would please the “audience”. And then the Talent Show stared and I was painting as people were performing… I was so, so nervous and afraid… One thing is to paint in your comfort zone, other is to paint live in front of people that you know…  The nervousness wasn’t going away… I wasn’t happy with what I was painted… I quietly prayed… I asked God to be there with me because I wasn’t liking what I was doing… Then it hit me: Hey, you are abstract painter… do what you know how to do… And I did… I was letting fear of criticism take over what I know how to do and what I love to do… The nervousness took off… and I was able to enjoy the moment… I remembered the verse… the love of God, His perfect love for me right there cast away the fear I was having… The painted was kind of brownish… so I took a picture of the palette I used… and to top it off, people liked the painting and it already belongs by someone else! :))

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