I'm on the 3rd month of me having this insane feeling like God has this extraordinary plan for my life, but I have not discovered what it is or gotten any hints when it may happen. It's difficult to process. Being in college, my minds changes a lot with all the complicated life decisions I have to constantly make. But where is God in all of this? What is my life plan?
As a kid, people told me to do what I loved for the rest of my life. Then in high school, I was told to pick a career I could make a lot of money in. As time goes on, you grow up, reality kicks in and I have to be realistic.
If you had asked me in Elementary school what I wanted to be when I grew up, I'd tell you I'd be a photographer. Well, years ago I went to a College for Kids photography class and the instructor was very straight forward with my ten year old self. "It's a hobby. You could never make enough money off of this career to get you anywhere." Which I later found out he was right. The price of equipment is no where close to how much I'd make in profits. So, I realized I need to make money, not have fun.
It wasn't until I got to college when I finally said "screw it". I decided to explore my hobby more and put my photography to good use. I had a passion and I wasn't about to let it go to waste. Am I making a career out of it in the future? I'm not planning on it. But I sure am having a blast.
I strongly believe God puts these passions in our hearts that aren't meant to just sit there and be a nice day dream. I sometimes think of it as the concept of tithing. People claim they don't give their 10% each month because they cannot afford to. Alright. Well my family and I believe that BECAUSE we give our 10%, all our needs have been met. House, food, water, clothes, etc. We have never had money problems because we believe the Lord is faithful to those who give back to his work.
No matter what I major in, which college I go to, which career I chose, I believe if I am happy and doing God's work, the salary will not matter at all. Money isn't everything. Follow after God's heart and everything will fall into place. God will reward those who accept Him in their heart and follow Him. If I listen to His word, I trust everything will be alright.
I've decided to stop listening to the critics. If I major in management or marketing, I'll get my ideal business job, with a photography gig on the side. Or maybe I'll start my own business. Who knows. All I know is, God has control. I'll follow His will for my way and I could not be more excited to see where it leads.
~This picture here makes me think of the reverse cliché of looking out in the ocean and seeing endless possibilities. Not that there aren't endless possibilities, but sometimes I do not feel as if there are. So many decisions get thrown at me, I feel like there's a wall up. A wall where I cannot figure out what to do right or what might turn out wrong. Thankfully I know here's a calm part on the other side, I just need to wait to get to it.~
Look around you.
Here's my blog!
I used to think Blogs were pointless, and nobody read them. That may still be the case! But I found reading people's blogs actually made an impact on me, so I wanted to do the same. I love photography, and a lot runs through my mind when I'm taking pictures, so I decided to share all my thoughts with you guys!