Opposition is pushing against me; trying to break me with harsh words. It’s trying to surround me, locking me in among the thorns. I don’t belong in the muck, chained down to lies and titles that are thrown on me. I don’t belong in the tangled web of chaos either. I refuse to allow the lies to seep in. I refuse to allow bitterness to loom. I refuse to change my morals and convictions in order to be loved or worthy. I refuse to allow it to define who I am because only Christ can do that. .
I have to make a decision; to allow the opposition to continue to push me around or dig in my heels, put on my crown and shove back with truth. My place is somewhere extravagant; and His plans are always good. The pain has a purpose and every journey, a lesson. I choose love. I choose joy. I choose to forgive when it’s undeserved. .
But there comes a time when you have to let go; and my time is now. I’m letting go in order to live. I’m letting go in order to be free. I’m letting go in order to be me.
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••I am beyond excited to be participating in our self portrait loop #thisisusthursdays with some amazing photographers. Follow the tag each Thursday to see how we take time away from all our every day roles and focus on ourselves with a creative emphasis. .
Next up: @_sandyphoto_
You know you've finished the loop when you make it back to me!
Back at it with a new series of photos. For the first series I decided to focus on BART Photography. Right when school let out for the summer, I was feeling quite burnt out from taking photos. While Nish's intro to studio lighting class has made me a more skilled and disciplined photographer it was exhausting nonetheless. So I took some time off from taking photos. Mainly due to feeling tired (from the breakneck pace) & uninspired. Like I mentioned in my last post I felt like I was in a creative rut and wanted to try my hand at other subjects. So without further ado. Here is the first of at least a dozen photos I've shot.