When you have major decisions to make and your future seems uncertain – so uncertain, in fact that you don’t even know where you’ll be the following month or what you’ll be doing; that’s when things can get scary and you really start to question where you’re at. At times you might seem lost in the crowd, struggling to stand out and make your presence felt in one way or another – that’s when things can get tricky. You have a decision to make – give up or carry on. Like I said last time, the right thing to do would be to carry. It’s not going to be the easy thing to do because, I think, it’s a lot harder to carry on than to even start in the first place.
As a Christian, one of the results of falling on times like this is it teaches you to rely more on God than yourself or people around you. It’s never easy to hand over the reins to someone else but you’ve got to do it since that’s what’s best for you.
This picture had been lying on my drive for years and it wasn’t until recently that I got to working on it. Each leaf, twig, branch is part of something so much bigger than itself and yet it’s always lost among all the other parts that are almost identical to it. Sometimes life’s like that. You’re wandering and you’re lost in the crowd. These twigs would have been lost too if I shot them head on but a slight change in perspective and a different angle and VOILA! it stands out and is separate from the others around it.
What if God’s like a photographer and we’re those twigs? We’ve got to let Him do His thing and carry on trusting Him.
I hope the people in Myanmar are OK. We felt the tremor hundreds of miles away from the epicentre so I can only imagine what it must have been like there.