Two years ago I heard a sermon at church about art. My pastor said God reveals himself through creation with the use of art. This really struck a chord with me. In 2008, I made a decision to only teach Yoga and Pilates and forego my life as a dancer. Leaving this world behind has been good in many ways, but I realized I felt a longing of some sort . I began to pray regularly about the feelings I had. If this was God's plan for me to get connected to an artistic community, I needed Him to make it clear.
One month later, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art contacted me about creating a new program called Itty bitty Art: Yoga. We scheduled a time to meet and discuss details. I met with three lovely ladies who were a part of the education department. There were several ideas and thoughts bouncing from one person to the next. I learned the purpose of my teaching would be to integrate an overall thematic from the artwork and weave it into a yoga practice for parents and babies. So when she nonchalantly said I was able to select a gallery of choice, (one that inspired me), I knew this was an answer to prayer. With my heart racing, I visualized myself teaching yoga surrounded by beautiful, authentic artwork. I also learned I could promote my classes/teachings from PerfectFit to anyone who attended my classes at Amon Carter. FYI- this is rare in the world I work in. Usually, cross promotion of your business is not aloud, so the potential of new students and exposure in the art community was a huge bonus! When I thought it couldn't get any better, we decided to do a photo shoot to create educational materials for the attendees of my classes. I silently squealed as photo shoots are something I LOVE to do. We finished the meeting with the proposed salary. I must have responded with a jaw drop, as it's the most I've been paid per class by another business! With a huge smile on my face, feeling humble and grateful, I gladly accepted this job!
God will meet the desires of your heart but it takes prayer, faithfulness and obediently walking with Him. He answered my prayer above and beyond what I was able to imagine, gifting me in ways I never expected. We are his children and as our Heavenly Father, He lavishes his love upon us freely. Only God could have orchestrated this dream to come true for me!
Your Insightful Life
Scripture tells us in Psalm 20:4, "May he grant your heart's desires and make all your plans succeed." Reflect. Do you believe God wants to meet the desires of your heart? What are some ways you have seen your plans succeed because of his great love and faithfulness towards you?
Dear Lord, You answer prayer as you see fit. I pray that I can align myself to your will so I can do the things you set before me. Although I may not be granted all my heart's desires, I trust you will bless me with the ones that put me on a path to success for your kingdom causes. In Jesus name, Amen.