The realities of taking blog pictures!
Dress: c/o Zaful
Tote: Hobby Lobby
Sunglasses: Charming Charlies
I think you can guess why this post is titled "wind blow"! On this particular day I had every intention of taking "really great" blog pictures but then once I got to the top of the parking gaurage I realized it was VERY windy, but by then I was running out of time and didn't want to walk all the way to another location, so in came wind blow pictures!
Truthfully, I think life is a LOT like this shoot. We can have every intention of doing something (thinking it will all be fine or that the hiccups will smooth out) but in the end we are NEVER in control. Just like on this specific day, God decided that he wanted to fan the earth with a GIANT piece of paper (i.e. wind) which was the catalyst to what I thought was a "perfect plan." But that is the reality of life....that as much as we try to have control we really have no say over what happens in the next hour, the next day, or even the next year, and if we are being honest that is one of the HARDEST things to accept!
For me personally, I like (okay, that's putting it lightly) to know all the plans, details, times, etc. for when or if something is going to happen, and when things don't go as I think they should it totally stresses me out because I have no control. However, life doesn't play by my rules, it's God whose ultimately in control over what happens in my life and I have been on enough journeys of TRUST and FAITH over the years to know its best to just LET GO AND LET GOD. Nevertheless, even though I have learned to let go and trust God with the future there are still a sea of uncertainties that rise up in my head with a boatload of questions every time I give over control.
I find myself somewhat in the midst of a season of contemplating the future as I am nearing my next to last semester of college and everything that lies beyond. It's totally CRAZY to think of what lies ahead, but I think that its even crazier looking back to see everything that lies behind.....everything I have accomplished with God these past couple of years. So despite the unknowns and "what if's" that the future hold, I know that because of what lies behind me God is WAY MORE CAPABLE of handling everything that lies ahead.
So here's to letting go and trusting God with what's to come, because I know that God's plans are to "prosper and not to harm me, plans to give me a hope and a future" Jeremiah 29:11.
Just remember that the more you trust God and let go of the things in life you want to control the easier it will get :)
Are you in a season of letting Go?