I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living!
Wait for the LORD;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the LORD!
(Psalm 27:13-14 ESV)
Waiting is not my strong suit. Sometimes I can be very impatient. However, most of the time my impatience gets me in trouble. I run ahead of God and what He has planned for my life.
Last year I had shared that I submitted 150 photographs to a photography site to be accepted into their pro-program. Well, as you know, I was denied (better put, my photos were not up to par). I was devastated. To be honest, I wasn’t ready and my photos had many flaws.
My goal was to submit again this year; the deadline I had set myself, has passed. I thought I was ready. However, one of my photography friends pointed out more flaws. I was ready to throw in the virtual towel for good. But you know what? I did not…at least not yet.
Being in the waiting room can be very discouraging. However, waiting can also help you to grow and you learn a lot about yourself. I have learned that photography is not only a creative outlet and makes me happy; photography is also my passion.
“Happiness fizzles when the going gets tough, while passion pushes through.” ~ Joy McMillan (Penduka)
Although I am in the waiting room, I am not idle. I am educating myself to understand what makes a strong and good photograph. I continue to shoot daily to get better.
My dear friend, don’t get discouraged. As David said in Psalm 27, be strong, and let your heart take courage. And I will add: trust in the Lord to guide you.
Lord of Heaven and Earth. You know how impatient and discouraged I can get sometimes. Help me to be strong and give me the courage I need as I am sitting in the waiting room. I am trusting in Your mercy. In Jesus’ precious name I pray. Amen.
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