One of those things is stepping out in FAITH and not in fear. I have lived with fear for so long and to be honest, it gets old real, real quick. I’ve realized there is no point in spending my life with my face to the ground and not take any actions in faith. I’ve realized there is no point in being so shy (I once was) and timid…is that the way Jesus really wants me to live? I read a quote the other day (this post is gonna be full of quotes by the way) “meekness is not weakness, it is strength under control.” For so long, I have been afraid of what others think and wanted to stay “small” when in reality that is not doing much for me and it is definitely not being a light for Christ.
Being a photographer, I have totally been learning to let this go. This fear. I know there are probably other photographers who read my blog and I can’t help but care to think about what they think about my work. I often feel inadequate and sometimes that fear and comparing stops me in my tracks- but I have to keep moving forward and press on.
These few quotes have blessed me SO much lately:
“you can’t live your life based just on what everyone else thinks”
“you cannot fulfill all the expectations of everyone you know, so you might as well go ahead and disappoint them and get it over with.” (yikes!)
“don’t depend on other people as the source of your happiness and for approval.”
“we are not free until we no longer have anything to prove and we are not living to impress people.”
…love those!! I want to be strong in Christ- to be fearless and a light for Him in all that I do. I want to be fearless in the work that I do- whether that is raising my son (which is most important) or photography. I’m not going to spend so much time worrying about what other’s have to think or comparing and spend more time meditating on Christ and His unconditional love for me. I am all He says is all I am- fearless, loved, and His own.