It’s really rainy outside. The kind of cold rain that ideally makes you want to cuddle up on the couch under blankets and watch movies. But after a few days (and with a few young kids around) that isn’t really an option anymore and the funk settles in. The I can’t shoot, go out and play, or nap funk. Good thing I have an amazing Faith and an even more amazing God who drops wonderful people in my lap.
Just as I’m about to explode from cabin fever and kids bouncing off the walls, I start talking to Cynthia, a fellow photographer and Christian, about our careers and purpose and even our similar points in life. It’s rejuvenating and calming to be filled with the Spirit as we chat and I’m reminded through other’s eyes the power of presence and purpose. I always look at how I can give back, and what am I doing with my career to do so. However, as Cynthia mentioned it’s more of a partnership and as the Lord opens doors it’s for us to walk through and do something with those open doors. I don’t always have that responsibility to care for everyone else, but I do have the gift of accepting what God provides and using my talents and abilities to accept them and work hard with the opportunities given.
It all might seem like a silly way to get out of a funk, but it was such a relief off of my shoulders and a bit of sunshine on this rainy, dreary day. A sermon of sorts from an unexpected source – but the Spirit is always present and ready to teach.