Sculpting A Life

The great artist Michelangelo said “I saw the angel in the marble and I carved until I set her free.” 

Can you imagine living each day from his perspective?

We look in the mirror and see only the exterior, the undefined, unrefined image staring back yet often overlook the potential hidden within the marble.

We play the role of carver or criticizer of ourselves and our lives. We are all artists envisioning the final masterpiece or acting as judges who refuse to see beyond the natural eye.

As we carve away other people’s opinions, our pasts and our perceived limitations, the possibilities of what could be emerge, the magnificent life begins to take shape.  

By becoming the artists of ourselves and our lives we unlock our imagination we begin to appreciate our creative gifts given by God.

Artists see what’s possible not what is. The blank canvas becomes the Mona Lisa.  The pile of bricks becomes the architectural wonder.

The ordinary life becomes extraordinary, overflowing with beauty, culture and wonder. 

Carving and chiseling can be painful but powerful.  

Solomon’s temple began as a blueprint designed by God and assigned to him to build. That structure took time, sweat and labor but the end results were magnificent!

How do we unveil the angel within the marble? Eating life-giving foods, incorporating consistent exercise, chiseling the mind with uplifting scriptures and inspirational books, blogs and podcasts. 

Speaking kindly to yourself, forgiving, honoring and respecting.

Sculpting every relationship with effort, attention, forgiveness and grace. Reshaping our surroundings purging the excess until only serene spaces remain.

Our lives are sculptures hidden in the marble waiting to be set free. 

Yes, the masterpiece is in the marble and you hold the chisel.

God’s Word provides you the architectural specifications, ability and strength to unveil the angel hidden within the marble.  

Sandra Hubbard 

2 responses to “Sculpting A Life”

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    Machelle Bernheim

    Absolutely beautiful words, my friend!

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