Details. Some people love them; some people hate them. I am a detail addict! I love to watch details come together to form a masterpiece; a masterpiece is a collection of detailed brush strokes. In Ephesians 2:10, God exemplifies His love by expressing how we are His masterpiece; you are a collection of detailed brush strokes. God has not made you by accident; in fact, He knit every bit of you together. God is intentional with every color, stroke, direction, and placement of each brush stroke. The opposite of intentional is accidental, and I have been living in the question: “Is this intentional or is this accidental?”
To help explain, I should probably give you a glimpse of how I am created! The left side of my body has always been significantly smaller than my right. Not to the average eye, but to my very self-aware self… trust me, I see allllll the differences. One example is my left vocal cord. Tiny in size but shaped differently than my right. This wouldn’t bother the average human except that I am in ministry school for Vocal Worship Leadership, and it requires a lot of my voice. My whole life I noticed my voice growing weak and weary while I sing; I do not produce the natural or average vocal performance. With correct changes and more focus, I was confident my voice would grow stronger. Instead, it has felt worse. After many tears, doctors’ appointments, trials, and errors, the conclusion was simple- God made me different!
I have always loved to be different, but in this area it wasn’t what I wanted to hear. It would have been easier to hear that I needed to be quieter or change something else. As you can imagine, I spent a lot of my first year in college frustrated and not understanding. “God, was this intentional or accidental?” A conversation I didn’t seem to have an answer to, but God began revealing different dreams in my heart that needed revival!
A revival that could only take place in the quiet place.
I have always enjoyed writing, but I prioritized singing above it because that’s what I have always loved more. During this quite time, I spent hours reading and studying the art of writing. While I am no pro, my hope is to be personal! What felt like a closed door was suddenly an open one! What felt accidental was suddenly intentional! The time that I once spent on my voice was now being redirected to writing! I forgot how much I adore when the pen meets the paper and creates stories with words! If my voice had not struggled, I would not be writing this now. If you had not clicked on this page, you would not be reading this now. Accidental or intentional?
In Psalm 37 it says, “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.”
The answer is intentional. While God did not create pain, He has allowed me to walk through this for me to tap into a passion of mine. Do I understand it all? Absolutely not, but I have a fresh perspective! I am watching God dot every “i” and cross every “t”, and it is simply amazing! I don’t know what you may be walking through today, but whatever it is, find God in the details. He’s there! You are God’s masterpiece, and He is intentional with every stroke! He is not taken by surprise by the trials that seem accidental because He weaves His intentional love through it all! He directs and delights in every detail of our lives, but details are only revealed to those who are close to Him. How close to God can we get? How many details will we see in it all?
My current prayer: “Lord, show me where you are in the details of this day!”
Simple, but faith filled, as I watch God be intentional with even every breath I take!
Kaylyn Greene is a passionate student at Highlands College with a desire to see an awakening in her generation! A full believer in the local church, Kaylyn has grown up at Church of the Highlands, and she hopes to play a role in using the church and her passion for words to advance the Kingdom of God!
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