This week's challenge was to photograph something that represented the word "Resolution'.
I was toying with a couple of ideas and then my brother-in-law, Josh told me about this super pretty hill to take pictures from. I sacrificed some extra sleep and traipsed over in my flannel pajama pants (never leave home without them), and flip-flops (thank you Florida temperatures!!) this morning.
SO worth it.
I got up to the hill about 15 minutes before sun up. It was so foggy that you could hardly see anything down below. I sat down on this bench and began to talk to the Lord.
I thought about how, although I came to capture the sunrise- the newness and refreshing nature of a new year- what I needed to photograph was the very thing I could see at that moment. I needed to photograph what preceded the sun.
I was there to capture the fog.
I really have no idea what is going to happen this year. What highs or lows will come into my life. My resolutions, words I want to describe my year, are going to play out in so many different ways that honestly, I couldn't even fathom a guess at right now. I can't imagine what God is going to bring me to and through in the course of the next 365 days.
As I sat there, I prayed through the fog. I asked God to use me in great ways this year, even if I can't see them now. I asked him to increase my faith - in the fog.
Are you 'useable' in the foggy times in life? The times where you can't see a hand in front of your face, much less your destination. The times that feel like all clarity is lost. Are you relying on God to bring clarity, goodness, to bring sunshine out of your fog?
Enjoy the sunshine.