I’ve been frozen. Crippled by fear and doubt. What began with excitement and zeal has morphed into worry and anxiety. I am under attack, attack of the worst kind. However, I know my enemy’s tactics and I refuse to allow him to have power over me. So today I gather my weapons and plan to meet him head on in the battlefield. The Word says that, “we will overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.” I am ready to overcome. No more fear for me. The enemy is not going to render me useless. Oh no. Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. So I am going to testify. Testify of God’s goodness and share what He is doing in my heart. In doing this, sharing and proclaiming what I believe God has called me to do, I will be one step closer to obedience and to stifling the lies I’ve been drowning in.
You may or may not know that I’ve been working on secret project. I was hoping to wait and share it with you when all the details were worked out, when a pretty website was up, and all the edges were smoothed out. Well that’s not the case. The edges are still very rough. But there is beauty in the process and I need people to be apart of that. I need my community or I will fall back into fear. I need you, your prayers and encouragement.
So here it is, the big reveal. My heart exposed.
Logo by Chelsea Gipson Studio (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/chelseagipsonstudio)
I believe God has called me to use my photography for His Kingdom. The specific mission: to use photography to spur others on to love and good deeds.
( See Hebrews 10:24)
The first project will take place later this summer. I will be traveling to China to photograph an adoption! The purpose is to both bless the adoptive parents with beautiful images and to use the photos publicly to educate and encourage others to both adopt and support the fatherless. (More details on this coming soon.)
The larger vision, which is so beyond me it is overwhelming, is to start a nonprofit organization that would do more service projects like this with photography. So not just photographing adoptions but anything that the Lord would see fit such as mission trips, small business in poor nations making a difference, people taking care of widows, feeding the poor, prison outreach, and much more. The possibilities are endless but the goal would be synonymous: to photograph world changers to spur others on to do the same.
I’ve spent many months at God’s feet in prayer over this new path He has placed before me. I do believe it is divinely inspired. However, details are still up in the air, there are so many unknowns. I can easily get lost and discouraged when I begin to think about how all of this will come together. This is when I run back to His feet and remind myself that He is in control. I trust Him. I love Him. And because of His great love for me I will take a leap of faith holding on to the promise that He knows the plans He has for my life.
I am so excited to see what God’s going to do in this to accomplish His purpose. And I am declaring now that this project is all for His glory. I am just a vessel, a humble servant who has heard a call and decided to say “yes.”