It is these very questions that remind us of the beautiful verse found in the book of Psalms that says “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well”.
Have you ever found yourself feeling like you are not enough? You know, those moments when you are alone in front of the mirror, sizing yourself up and noticing those “flawed” fine lines creeping in? Maybe it’s the less than perfect skin that you see at first and soon you simply feel a little demoralized. When you resort to looking at your phone to distract yourself, you are reminded of the number of people that follow you on social media in comparison to others and suddenly, you decide that your worth is defined by that number. In your search to be somebody, you are constantly trying to be enough, constantly trying to measure up to that something that you simply cannot see.
If you can relate to this cycle of self-doubt and worthlessness, we want you to know that you are not alone. Questions such as “Who am I?”, “Why am I here?”, “What is my worth?” and “What is my purpose?” are all thoughts that we struggle with on a daily basis. It is these very questions that remind us of the beautiful verse found in the book of Psalms that says “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well”.
You may have heard this verse multiple times, especially if you grew up in a Christian household that encouraged you to read the bible. However, did you ever truly believe in this verse and the meaning of it? Before we get to that, you may also be wondering what any of this vulnerability has to do with who we are and what we are about.
a.men is all about design in the service of faith. We are art professionals based within and outside of the beautiful city of Montreal, Canada. Every day, we express our love of human nature through the digital content we create, in the hope that this exciting project will inspire you for the better. Our talent is a gift that we perfect through our experiences. In return, we would like to make this talent available to those who seek their life goal. We believe that we have all been created to create.
Our goal is to help you find your purpose through the passion that God has placed in your heart and soul. According to Merriam-Webster, passion is ‘the state or capacity of being acted on by external agents or forces’. Purpose is defined by the Oxford dictionary to be ‘the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists”. This means that your purpose could be ANYTHING YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT FOR A SPECIFIC REASON! Does that not excite you?! No matter what this purpose looks like, we want to be here to cheer you on and support your purpose in concrete actions, to help you create this synergy between your passion and your life's goal.
Because You Are
If you could quit your day job right now and do something you truly love, regardless of how much money it made, what would it be? Hmm, makes you think, right? If you are struggling with finding your purpose in life, remember that it’s okay to not know just yet. It’s passion that will guide you to find your goal, it's like a spark that will become a fire through time: you'll set it alight with the profit of your talents. So think about it ...
Now, we know that it is not always as easy as quitting your day job and leaving your day-to-day responsibilities that helps you bring food to the table and pay your bills. However, in the verse above that we shared, knowing and believing in yourself is essential. We are perfectible beings, so we must believe in our skills for the accomplishment of our life objectives, as big or small as they are.
The truth is that the YOU you see in front of the mirror was created with purpose, intention, and worth. You are set apart from every other person on Earth and yes, there are A LOT of ‘others’ around you. With utmost respect and reverence, God took the time to fashion you as his very own son and daughter, and guess what? HE LOVES YOU WITH SELFLESS LOVE. This tells you that you exist for a reason. I strongly believe that you are destined for something bigger than a job in which you are not interested in. You have to take into account that the architect of the universe cares about you and that he has a real interest in your happiness. It is this type of thinking that brings us to a conclusive answer that we would like to share with you: You have the same opportunities as those who have succeeded, and your success depends only on you - You are enough!
You have been created for a unique and specific purpose. The Creator also made sure to give you a little bit of his very great power which just so happens to be the power to make and create. You have the capability to pen beautiful words that can turn into songs and stories. You have the power to change history through innovative ideas and discoveries. You have the ability to design art, and lead a generation into a new golden age through advances in science and technology. And if you don’t think you fit into any of those categories, you my friend, have the greatest power of all: To love. And that alone makes you enough.
a.men specializes in creating high-end customized portraits that most accurately reflect your personality traits. Our authentic custom portraits have been designed to last beyond trends and time. Our masterpieces have been created from our rich experience and will certainly fulfill your emotional needs and give you a unique reflection of yourself. Take a look at the personalized portraits we have made for our happy customers around the world. We offer you high-end personalized portraits! Whether they are printed on an artist's canvas or a simple digital format, the portraits we make are great personalized gifts to give to yourself or someone you love. Our high-end masterpieces are simply timeless, unique and unforgettable.
Our team recognizes the power of collaboration as each of us must bring forth a piece of the puzzle that creates the bigger picture. It is because of the variety of beautiful and powerful things we can do that the masterpiece called life takes one step closer to knowing and understanding your purpose. We want you to share your story and your talents with us so that the world can see the God-given gifts you possess. After all, His works are absolutely incredible, aren’t they?
As we leave you with several subjects of existential reflections to think about (oops, not sorry), we want to leave you with a blessing found in the book of Psalms that says, “May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” We look forward to connecting with you in the coming days and we cannot wait to continue sharing our story and creations. We cannot wait to see what this blog inspires you to create. Remember that you are always the best version of yourself; no one can be more authentic than you are. So, do not try to look like or imitate another person. Be yourself, because everyone else is already taken.