I am a lifetime crafter. From the moment I learned to paste glitter on pine cones, I was hooked.
If I see something I like, you can bet that I am going to try and recreate it myself.
It never fails though, I create something, then I find something wrong with it. I never feel it's valuable enough for me to share with others. So, I hide it away to gather dust. It never gets to sparkle and shine like it was intended to.
It's terrible really. My self doubt.
What is even more terrible is how I allowed self doubt to affect my life. Never feeling adequate enough. Always lacking the confidence needed to complete what I know I am more than capable of. Giving up on who God created me to be, to just "be."
I had learned to live so deep in my own self doubt, that I tucked myself neatly into a box. To sit. To collect dust.
When I created "These Notions," I was looking for a venue to showcase my crafts. I never imagined that it would help me to step out of my box.
The Lord always brings me to the same verse.
"...That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good."
Romans 8:28 The Message
Here I am God. Help me shine for you.