“Stay True To Your Vision.” I’m sure I’ve heard that elsewhere, but it is a phrase that has stuck with me during my time in school lately. My desired preference in Photography has changed so much, it feels like my vision is all over the place. I have felt overwhelmed about what I am to do vs. what I should do. What should I let go, and what do I need to let go of. That “need” part is a hard one, for there are some things that I want to “need” to let go of but God usually makes that impossible. Haha. I’m sure God laughs at me more than I laugh at myself.
To be honest, the past two months of doing school has made me ask myself, “what is my vision?” I’m one of those people who wants to do literally EVERYTHING! I want to learn…EVERYTHING! Going over all the area’s of Photojournalism, what kind of photography am I interested in, I am, like in my head, “I WANT TO DO IT AWWLLLL!” But we all know thats not possible. This evening as I have so many thoughts swirling through my head and I open up The Word, I am reminded on what my vision is first of all before photography.
While school is awesome and I feel so great about pursing a deeper purpose within photography, I am still enduring some circumstances that I have prayed and prayed to finally end and begin a brand new chapter. Among those prayers and often randomly opening my Bible, the Lord speaks to me through verses such as John 8: 31-32,” So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him,’ If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.’ “ I am first His disciple, I am reminded. And I am to be His disciple where I am at, where He has me, for as long as He wants me there. This is sometimes very hard for me to persevere. I am only flesh. And then I opened my Bible again to Romans 1:17,”…as it is written, ’But the righteous man shall live by faith.’ “ The Lord continuously reminds me that living out my faith is something that does not end on this earth, but it is a lifestyle. Sometimes, my flesh gets in the way of my vision. The vision that is first of all His which He has called me to. Thank the Lord that He sets my focus into perspective!
As a photographer, I am currently in a place where I am seeking my vision. I am actively praying for God to show me what He is calling me to. But as a Christian, the vision has always been the same and has never changed since the beginning. Romans 1:16: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…” And as I am sitting on my bed listening to the song I have chosen for a video, for an upcoming Mission Trip to Atlanta, Georgia, I am reminded and proven again just what I am truly called to do no matter where I am placed.