Like an artist painting his masterpiece on a canvas, you are painting your life’s work on the blank canvas of time. But unlike the painter, you cannot make erasures or somehow edit your work. Every act you do is permanently imprinted like indelible ink.
This thought is scary, to realize that we only have one chance to make our best work. How do we undo our mistakes and failures?
We will always make mistakes in life and fail in so many ways. The good thing is that God has already made a way for us to deal with our failings.
For every fault we do (or had done, or will ever do), God is painting over it with the indelible ink of His love. His love is more powerful than our failures. And His love never fails.
The greatest act of love God did for us is to give up His own son and let him die on the cross so that all our errors could be undone once and for all. His very blood covers all our sins—our wrongdoings.
So don’t be afraid to make mistakes in life. Go ahead. Seize the day. Take that paintbrush and paint something. It’s so much better than just standing there frozen because of fear.
Take every opportunity to paint the best painting you can ever make. Don’t be afraid to fail because Jesus has got you covered.
Remember this. You are painting your masterpiece with an indelible ink of God’s love.
Image by Nicolas Thomas