Last week I made my first podcast. It was fun, I was doing something I hadn’t done before. I love the challenge of doing something new. There was the excitement and anticipation in developing it, the learning of technology and a challenge, well a very big challenge, in the bringing it all together. I did thankfully have the help of some techy experts that live with me 😀 ! However when it came to the moment of publishing my podcast, there was a shift in my emotions, from excitement and anticipation to fear and possibly, if I dare say ‘dread’. It was safe to keep it hidden. It belonged to me, I owned it, it was my own little masterpiece, created by me, but not for me. Here is the dilemma, if I keep it hidden, which feels very safe, it no longer serves the purpose it was created for.
But like any podcast, blog or vlog, we create our own little masterpieces to share with those around us. They don’t belong hidden, we create them to share them. The moment of sharing is the moment it no longer belongs solely to me. Others begin their journey with my little masterpiece, bringing their interpretations, adding their thoughts, giving their opinions, owning little pieces of it, or even disowning little pieces of it. (That’s the scary part!)
This I have no doubt is the ‘dread’ in every author, writer, preacher, podcaster, speaker, leader.. but in every single one of us we were not created to be kept hidden. There is treasure inside every one of us.
When Adam and Eve had eaten from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil……the first thing they did was to cover themselves up and hide. Adam was afraid. He felt shame. He felt exposed. Those dreaded emotions that cause us to hide. I’m certainly familiar with them, are you? The moment I feel shame I want to run for cover.
Thankfully the story it doesn’t end there, my story doesn’t end there and your story doesn’t end there. God called Adam out of his hiding. God is calling me out of my hiding and God is calling you out of your hiding. God has created us as his masterpieces, and like my little masterpieces, we were never created to be kept hidden.….’For we are Gods masterpiece….created to do good works which he had planned in advance‘, Ephesians 2:10.
So here’s another dilemma, if we keep ourselves hidden, we are less able to serve the purposes for which we were created for. Inside each one of us there may be dreams to be lived, desires to be fulfilled, visions to be birthed, stories still to be told, books to be written, encouragements to be said, love to be given, songs to be sung, people to be led…. and that may just be the beginning! So let’s begin at the beginning, living today with purpose as Gods masterpieces, doing what he’s called us to do.
Are you being called out of hiding? What little masterpieces are waiting to be unveiled in you?
Thank you for reading my blog 💓 I would love for us to stay connected sharing what’s stirring in our hearts and journeying together 💓 stay well and stay safe.