I went to bed last night and set my alarm for 5:00 am. What was I thinking? I was thinking I was going to get up and photograph the perfect circumstances God had planned and were forecasted for the morning sunrise over New York. Such anticipation for a great moment. Instead, I woke up closer to the sun’s transit overhead and overwhelmed by a sense of failure. Not because I missed the photo op; but because I questioned my own sense of appreciation particularly at the very start of a new year.
“You’re made to do hard and holy things — because there’s no other way to get to the happy and holy things.” read more at aholyexperience.com
I am a photographer. Given a gift from God. The sunrise is also a gift from God. The two were destined to meet this morning but I got in the way. Call it procrastination. Call it fatigue. Call it plain lazy. But it is what it is. I got in the way of an opportunity to bring it all together. Most importantly for the glory of God and for others who may have enjoyed it as well through my gifts. I learned this morning that I need to move out of the way of myself, and follow the instincts and opportunities God puts in front of me – Faithfully.
How To Destroy Procrastination: Dear You Who Doesnt Want to Do that Hard Thing in the New Year (from A Holy Experience)
Dear Lovely You,
Who doesn’t want to do that hard thing in the New Year, who doesn’t want to get on the treadmill, or go for a run, or sort through the closets, or tackle the garage, or the piles of paperwork, or the project that’s hanging over you like a tonne of bricks, or do that big thing that feels like an impossible thing—
You’re made to do hard and holy things — because there’s no other way to get to the happy and holy things.” read more at aholyexperience.com