This year... it's one for the books. This year is where I found myself. I became completely ok with who the Lord made me and created me to be. "Fearfully and wonderfully made" has true meaning now. I am His. He made me for His purpose. If that doesn't fit into any stereotypical box, I'm cool with that... because He created me this way.
The word for the year for me was dedication... and it's paid off. I haven't gotten to where I want to be exactly, but getting there. I've worked with incredible artists. I'm now full time at my dream job. I've travelled. I have the most amazing boyfriend. I've grown in photography. Sounds pretty cool, right?
The thing about life and this social media driven world, is that everything can look perfect from posts and pics... but it doesn't give you the full picture. That dream job? Took it for a major pay cut in order to have it. My boyfriend is awesome... but he lives 800 miles away in Philadelphia. Photography has been amazing, but comparison has driven me to the point that I haven't posted as much content as I would like to, due to fear.
All that to say, the Lord has worked in each of these areas in tremendous ways. I'm learning to lean on him through EVERYTHING. He has blessed and provided. Being stretched financially, within relationships, and within talents has shown me 1) He is the ultimate provider and 2) He wants to work in my life, I just need to let Him work. If I had everything I ever wanted and how I wanted, it would be so difficult to see Him. I'm thankful for what He has done so far. I'm blessed.
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake." - Psalm 23: 1-3
He makes me lie down... He leads me... He restores... As 2016 begins, I want to let Him do, and me follow. I encourage you to do the same, and let's see how the Lord works this next year.
Below are my favorite pics of 2015! Happy New Year!!!!!!