The value of a painting is seen through the eyes of the artist
Have you ever been in an art gallery before? When you walk into one, what do you see? We'll usually… various rooms and rows of paintings. Usually each individual room in an art gallery has paintings from a featured artist. As you move from room to room, the featured artist is different. One thing you will probably observe, is that the style of paintings from room to room changes. Which directly reflects the heart of each artist, and their paintings. In one room, it may be all landscape art, in another it may be urban art, and another it may be impressionist art.
I've often wandered into galleries like this, and there is a specific type of painting I haven't seemed to have wrapped my mind around over the past few years. They are the paintings that have one circle, square or some shape painted on it, with a few splashes of paint around it. These paintings are often valued at thousands of dollars, and yet they look like a first grader painted them.
Someone like me who doesn't know anything about the heart behind these paintings, cannot really put value on this kind of art. As an onlooker, I cannot value it the way the artist can, because I don't have the artist’s eyes for their artwork. Yet when the artist walks in, they remind me of their heart and vision behind these art pieces. When they do this, my eyes are opened, and I am able to see the painting’s value, just as the artist does.
This is what often happens in our life. As God’s painting, we often have onlookers come and don't see the value in us that God sees. They put a price tag of our worth on us, that is usually way less than what God sees our value as. Just an important side note.. our value is PRICELESS in God’s eyes. Whether it be a boy at school, our family at home, or society. Sometimes people from those areas in our life can't and shouldn't determine our value because they don't see us through the eyes of our artist. When people decide to make fun of us, call us less then what we are, or devalue us. Just remember, they are just an onlooker who knows nothing about the true beauty that lays upon the canvas in our life. So remember…the value of the painting of our life is seen through the eyes of our artist..God.
Christina is passionate about restoring value, purpose, identity and beauty to the young women of this generation. Follow- @beauty_hasnosize