Wednesday, 21 October 2015

The Make Up Artist 2

I wrote this post a while ago, and realised I never posted it, or rather the Holy Spirit reminded me to check, so here we are. Be blessed as you read 

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post on The make - up artist telling the story from the point of view of the model. If you haven't read it, you can check it out here to get some perspective. 

Today, I'll tell the story from the other perspective, the perspective of the artist. The Holy Spirit keeps laying the story from the other angle on my heart. So I believe it is extremely important and would touch someone's life. 

From the angle of the model, we (HS and I) questioned the behaviour and mindset of the model. How she decided to let someone decorate her face, and how she carried her face in ignorance and pride. 

It's time to flip the coin, and ask the make up artist some questions. What was he or she thinking? That they were doing a good job? Didn't they feel they were wasting time? or was it simply a thing of revenge?
 
In actuality, the "make up" artist might have thought they were doing a good job, and actually be proud of their work of art. He/she like the model, was totally ignorant of the bad work they had done. They were ignorant of the fact that they had wasted their time and energy, and to them their work was beautiful. 

Have you ever read the part of the bible that says: "Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend's eye." - Matthew 7:5   This verse is definitely applicable in this instance, because the make up artist definitely needs it. This is not the point I am trying to draw on, so let me move on.

The Holy Spirit made me understand how the devil often times or rather most times use people as his actors. He controls them and makes them do things he desires. He slowly creeps in, and takes advantage of the little sins, errors, or open spaces we provide and steps in to do his will. By not acknowledging the points where we are wrong, or weak to let God in, we give the devil a space. 

The devil often uses humans has his distraction for other humans.  By doing this, he doesn't just waste the time of the model, but also the time of the artist being used to create the art. Have you ever wondered why claimed children of God simply do things to hurt others, yet strongly claim they are working in God's word. 

In our growth as Christians, acknowledging our weaknesses and asking for strength, grace and guidance from God is necessary and required. There are so many claimed men and women of God going around breaking each others hearts, spoiling friendships and breaking families. This isn't because God is not their father. It is simply because by choosing to ignore the signs and call on God at their various points of need or falling points they let the devil use them as a distraction. 

In this case, as with all instances, model and artist both fell victim to the devil and his play. The bible says "Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. "-1 Peter 5:8

This is true in all ways, the devil is looking for both people to devour, and people he will use to do the act. So dear friends, if you are at any of these junctures, where you feel the pull and tug to call on God for help, please do not hesitate. Call on Him and let Him help, and don't give the enemy a foothold to use you or let you get used. 

I hope this touched someone. Have a blessed day/night depending on whenever you read this, and share this with your friends, it might save someones from being used as an instrument of distraction by the enemy. 

Shalom

4 comments:

  1. Thanks Toni for the Word.it really explains hypocrisy in its simplest terms

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  2. Great piece. I am proud of you. God bless you for this.

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  3. Another knock out, I pray that the purpose of the message in the illustration be fulfilled ijmn

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  4. Another knock out, I pray that the purpose of the message in the illustration be fulfilled ijmn

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