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By Carolyn Crow and Jackie Calhoun
Carolyn Crow is a life-long resident of Gurdon where she has raised a family and worked in education while devoting her life to God, her church, her family and her friends.

Jackie Calhoun is a a resident of Arkadelphia where he takes a ...
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Carolyn Crow is a life-long resident of Gurdon where she has raised a family and worked in education while devoting her life to God, her church, her family and her friends.

Jackie Calhoun is a a resident of Arkadelphia where he takes a downhome view of life and Christianity.
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July 11, 2013 12:01 a.m.
By Carolyn Crow
Feb. 19, 2013 12:01 a.m.



My son and I were engaged in a very interesting conversation which led us in discussing the different facets of life.  In our conversation he quotes, “Life is like painting a picture. You must have a visual composition of what you want your life to be; then it’s your choice to make it happen.”  

It wasn’t until later that I realized that this very statement was food for thought.   I then referred to Proverbs 23:7, which states, “Whatsoever a man thinketh in his heart so is he.”   However, our perceptions are the driving forces for our everyday living.    Whatever we hold in our hearts, and whatever we think, has great impact on what our lives will look like in the future.

In Genesis 12:2, God speaks to Abram; “I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.   [Genesis 17:5] "No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations"   The promises of God did not manifest in Abraham’s life right away. We are told that he did not lose confidence, nor did he waiver at God’s promises, instead he painted a picture of what his life would look like in the future based upon the things which were spoken to him by Almighty God.

What kind of portrait are you painting for your future? If you haven’t done so already, begin thinking the best for your life based upon what His word says.  You have unlimited choices to become anything you want to become.  

After all, God thinks the very best of you and He has already drawn the picture of your destiny on the canvas of your heart, then He allows you the opportunity to add the appropriate colors.   

You can paint it dark and drab or you can paint it with colors that are filled with His promises.

Be encouraged to know that you are God’s creative artwork.  Therefore, no one else can live out your destiny except you. He created you for His Glory in order for you to be a blessing to others.

As you continue to rely upon His promises, your negative will develop into one of the most beautiful pictures in the world.  

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