If you like this blog for the pictures, than you may want to skip this one.
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about where God has been leading me (and is continuing to lead), and what that all means.
He brought me to Hope Town, where I was in a job that I didn’t feel qualified for, yet he equipped me to do so much and grow in a way I could never imagined.
He gave me a love and passion for photography that served as a wonderful creative outlet for me there.
He led us to North Carolina, and I really thought he was leading me to start my own photography business. So much so, that I registered a name (Daylight Photography) and became an LLC.
And then, all of a sudden, he throws me a curve ball: he puts me in a job where I am doing exactly what I am trained/gifted/created to do… lead others in the musical aspect of worship, and be a part of community.
“So Mary, where’s the struggle here? You love your job, right?”
“You’re doing what you wanted to be doing, right?”
And here’s where my inner 5-year-old kicks in, stomping her foot on the ground.
“But it wasn’t my PLAN!!”
Don’t worry, I will continue to take pictures, and I’ll still be doing some weddings. Next fall my cousin is getting married, and I am SUPER pumped for their Mexico destination wedding!
But this process is going to be much different than MY PLAN.
And that’s a good thing.
Because God’s plans usually turn out way better than mine… one time he “messed up” my plans and I ended up meeting my husband.
I just don’t know what this is going to look like. The full-time business that was in my mind is not going to be a reality.
But ohmygosh, I love my job.
And perhaps God is trying to pry open my fingers of my future, help me let go of this ‘control’ that I think that I have, and embrace the unknown.
Because the unknown, well, that’s a beautiful thing.