Holy cracker jacks, it's been awhile since I've done a blog post. This post will probably be long, so I'll throw in some of my favorite photos from recent sessions, so you don't get too bored. ;) The last couple of months have consisted of some really big transitions for the hubby and I, but we are so excited the direction the Lord is leading us. The biggest change, for me, was taking the huge leap of faith and jumping into photography full-time. Before that decision was made I was in so much turmoil spiritually. I knew what my heart desired, but I was plagued with making sure I was fulfilling everyone else's expectations that they had for me post-graduation. That's what people pleasers struggle with. Once I removed all of the unspoken expectations, I fully had a peace about the Lord guiding me to dive into my full time passion. The last couple of months have been so busy but I've been filled to the brim with the Lord's goodness and faithfulness.
Can we talk about how change is scary? Uhm, yeah. It's been a struggle. But throughout this scary change and this season of preparation for the change, the Lord hasn't once faltered in his faithfulness.
But because I'm such a planner at heart, it's difficult for me to relinquish control. Isn't it ironic that, ultimately, I don't really have control over those things anyway? So this verse keeps coming to mind when I think that my world is crashing down because things aren't going as I had planned.
"This is why I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the sky: They don’t sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they? Can any of you add a single cubit to his heightby worrying? And why do you worry about clothes? Learn how the wildflowers of the field grow: they don’t labor or spin thread. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these! If that’s how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, won’t He do much more for you — you of little faith? So don’t worry, saying, ‘What will we eat? ’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear? ’For the idolaterseagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first the kingdom of Godand His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." -Matthew 6:25-34
I'm going to be using that verse as a daily reminder that God's got it. That he's always had my best interest in mind and orchestrates everything in such a way that the moment He provides the discernment, guidance or direction is the exact moment when He receives the most glory from it. And when that moment comes it simultaneously is the precise moment when the enemy encounters the destruction of his plots and schemes against what the Lord was planning and orchestrating. Here's the good news about all of it: God's timing is absolutely perfect. I'm resting in that thought today. When I feel like my world is spinning so fast that I can barely keep my feet on the ground, the Lord has ahold of my ankle and is sustaining my footing.