“I am self-taught ... God is my teacher.” Akiane Kramarik
Perhaps, Akiane Kramarik was born with the God-given gifts of an artist, musician and poet – perhaps not - even Akaine can’t say for certain. What she does know is that her first known inspiration from God was at the tender age of four. That is when Akiane began to drawing and with much practice over the next years she began to create unbelievably realistic pictures. She advanced from pencil drawing to crayon, chalk then paints. Through visions and prayer, God began revealing himself to her – and Akiane worked for endless hours to put on paper and canvas her heavenly visions - setting her on His path of divine destiny. Akiane has been quoted, saying, “I pray and wait for an answer in pictures, words or ideas.”
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” — James 1:5
In other words, Akiane seeks her purpose and meaning of life, as a painter through God’s will for her – God provides the inspiration – Akiane works hard to transform the visions she has been given into the wonderful finished paintings. Many painting take 100’s of hours of trial, error and refinement. From age 4 to present Akiane’s routine has been the same - waking up at 4:30 a.m., drinking a glass of water, exercising, praying them painting 4 to 6 hours per day. Akiane says, “I always think about Jesus and talk about Him.”
Akiane provides us with a great example of how developing a relationship with Jesus and following His guidance can set us on the path to God’s perfect will for our lives. When in that perfect will of God our lives are on purpose and filled with meaning designed for the greater good of all. Joy, fulfillment and contentment is often the outcome of co-creating with God. But what if your path isn’t as obvious as Akiane’s was? How do you discover your destiny? Can Akiane’s story really be an inspiration for you?
A Plan for Your Life: “What Is the Purpose of My Life?
Why are we here? What’s the meaning of everything? These questions are as old as time and we all know folks how are very busy with pondering and seeking – by most of us have a deep desire to find the real purpose of our lives and live our divine destiny. Some may look at Akiane Kramarik and think they weren’t blessed with talents – not realizing her talent was a gift from God that she choose to carefully cultivate through prayer, practice and personal sacrifice. In a similar way God has blessed each of us with limitless potential. Finding our true purpose is simple … but not always easy.
Through prayer and listening to the Lord we each can do our own soul-searching – it is possible with God’s help. This is exactly the formula Akiane has used since age 4.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declared the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” — Jeremiah 29:11
Your hopeful and prosperous future is possible with God’s help. The main way one receives divine guidance is through prayer. At age 10 Akiane her explanation of how prayer works. The painting titled “The Power of Prayer” is an allegory, or story about how prayer really works!
Akiane tell us “The power of prayer is direction, humbleness, sincerity, and faith.” [Source] You can read more about “The Power of Prayer” by clicking of the painting.
Like seeds, the gifts God’s gives us must be nurtured to grow to help us to live our destiny and fulfill our purpose of life. Allow God to be your teacher. He knows the plans he has for you, but all must be done through Him. God’s unconditional love molds His children; like clay He shapes each one through the Holy Spirit. You are unique – unlike anyone else – you are the apple of his eye and comparing yourself to others is the root of heartache. Your path will not look like Akiane’s or anyone else’s – your path and purpose is special, unique and designed by God for you. When the Holy Spirit is your compass and you have a relationship with Jesus, all things are possible.
Akiane says: “My gift to God is what I do with my talents. I thank him every minute for all the blessings in my life. We each have a different gift, and this is our responsibility to share them with others,” mused Akiane. “I have been blessed by God. And if I’m blessed, there is one reason and one reason only, and that is to help others,” she further stated.
What will you do with your God given gifts and potential?
Embracing and Learning from Strife
“Our experiences are waiting for us—we simply choose to live through the challenges and mistakes. If we don’t live through difficulties, we cannot see the solved puzzle at the end,” says Akiane Kramarik. On her reflections of “Search for Truth,” she went on to say, “I believe everyone should have an opportunity to search for truth their own way. Humility, Peace, child-like enthusiasm, acceptance, and sincerity is the true infinity engine!”
Surrendering to life and trusting God’s will, alongside developing a relationship with Jesus, seeking counsel, and fostering intrinsic gifts, passions, and talents with child-like enthusiasm is the answer. “…Without childlike sincerity and purity we cannot even imagine a certain touch of holiness,” Akiane stated on her blog in 2010. “Many imitate limits, not unlimited potentials,” she added on her reflections of “The Quantum World.”
We are born with unlimited potential through God. Embrace the hardships alongside the good. Learn from them. Lean on God and allow Him to help you through. He will lead the way in finding your purpose. Release the past; it is not your destiny. Find your place in God’s plan.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” — Proverbs 3:5-6
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