Read the Earrings

by Christina Hubbard

I have one unmatched orange earring a friend gave me. She attached a note and read it aloud to me: “You are unique, like this earring. You have a story to share.”

Frankly, I didn’t like the earring all that much. It was both wirey and feathery, sort of strange and bent out of shape. I hid it away because I believed it was nothing like me.

Being creativity can feel paradoxical, lonely, and frankly, weird. We make because we have to, but not always, because we believe so.Tweet This

Once a year I find that note in my overstuffed hidden drawer, which looks like it’s part of the woodwork, unless you know where to pull. I unfold the paper and read it to myself and believe again. The earring? Long gone, for a pair of dangly silver and gold arrows, more my style and story.

Love from a Fellow Creative

Do you know what I’ve discovered? Even as creatives we often spend all of our time trying to fit in. However, a quick review of the life of Christ reveals He is a non-conformist. Jesus didn’t come to earth and start looking like every other rabbi out there. He taught in synagogues, but he interpreted Scripture in a whole new way. He had followers, but he picked guys no one else would ever dream of choosing. So, be like our Savior! Keep coloring outside of the lines. He gave you the creativity you have and He wants you to use it. There will be some who “don’t get it,” but there will be others whose lives will forever be changed because of your brand of beautiful.

-Michelle Nezat, podcaster & writer. MichelleNezat.com.

Read it for yourselves in Scripture: That stone the masons threw out is now the cornerstone! This is God’s work; we rub our eyes—we can hardly believe it! —Mark 12:9-11 MSG

What symbol helps you remember God made you uniquely His?

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October 16, 2017