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I’m an artist– I wanted to be a comic book artist… I just couldn’t get in the door.
I’m a designer – I dreamed of working in a large design firm but my life could not withstand the time it would take.
I’m a writer – I have close to 1000 blog posts and articles I have written for various sources, but just never broke through the ceiling to make it substantial.
I’m a learner – but instead of going the typical college path I went into learning around mission work. I did missionary work but it never led to a career.
I’m a photographer – I love doing it and could see myself doing high profile shoots but I may be stuck in a place where I can only go so far with it.
I’m a musician – I have written songs and played for years, but I was born in the wrong era to make it in the business and I’m not thin enough to become a rock star.
I’m a fashion designer – I used to design dresses and clothing lines, but I gave it up for marketing
I’m a salesman – I was a top sales person in the entire USA for two companies I was with, but I gave up sales to pursue things I gave up previously.
I am chock full of useless information and can fix anything; I am…
God has given me the ability to be a jack of all trades. I don’t write this out of pride. Instead it might be out of frustration.
They say that it takes 10,000 hours to master something, but I’m not sure I’ve had the ability to master anything.
For me that has been frustrating and being a freelancer now to pay the bills has given me a world with little reward, no metrics, and I can’t find my identity in what I am.
I’m a father; I’m a husband; and I would not give up either for anything in this world but that is not my identity.
I am because He IS.
I can find my reward and identity in Jesus.
I was praying one day in a wonderful “woe is me” state and God said:
“Be a master at showing people Jesus loves every bit of who they are… Even the things that they would consider being worthless.”
I’m a jack of too many trades, but I’m willing to put the 10,000 hours into becoming a master at sharing the story of a God who is willing to do anything just to wake us up to the realization that he loves every bit of His perfect creation… Us.