A BLANK CANVAS

A blank canvas.

I did not think I needed  one. Well, not as bad as I did.

 

The canvas of my life had too many unwanted sketches painted on it already. Some color combinations were too harsh to the eyes, others were just too ugly to look at. There were a few beautiful patches of color that I could stare at for days. Such breathtaking color mixes!

But I did not choose the colors. They were handed to me. I was not forced to use the colors that I used or paint in the ways that I did. Rather, I failed to make the decisions for myself. I had no plan. I did not know how I wanted the painting to look like. I should have said no to some of the colors. I should have come up with carefully thought-out designs. But I did not.

I used everything that was handed to me. I entertained every suggestion.

Then came a rush of dissatisfaction. It tortured me for a very long time. It went with me to bed, growled in my dreams and got up with me at sunrise. I yearned for a painting of my life that I would be proud of. Am not talking about a perfect painting but one of GREATNESS, GLORY and PURPOSE. One painted with INSPIRATION, WISDOM and PASSION.

2016 trained me. 2017 gave me the canvas. It gave me the push. Now am on my way!

Now am painting my life’s canvas. Better choices come from a renewed mind, so I’ll be posting about all the books  I’ll come across along the way, how I’ll be applying the wisdom from them, and the fruits of such wisdom. I’ll also post words from so many other sources other than books. Above all, I’ll post about the amazing revelations from my favorite book, the Bible.

This is the journey.

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