February 11, 2010

it's not about me

I just felt like I had to share this little tid-bit with yall. Something HUGE God is teaching me this year, is IT'S NOT ABOUT ME! It really it is all about Him. Everything is FOR God and about God - so how do I so easily make it all about me?

I have seen it through Teen CBS, when I get up to do my "talks" for the kids every few weeks I am always worrying about how I'm going to sound or how I am going to come across - even when I diligently pray and ask God to speak through me {and that is what I want!} I still end up making it all about me. ahh! It is a great learning experience & I am glad God is sharpening me.

I have also seen it through friends having babies! Our pastor talked a few weeks ago about how God basically "borrows" our womb and the role of parents is not just to have this sweet little baby {even though that is so fun!} but to grow that child up to be a worshiper of the Lord. a worshiper! Then, last night at my photography class we talked about worship! and it's role in photography - and at the end Benjamin said something that just struck me. He said "remember it's ALL about god". WOW, everything is about god and photography was another way I try to make it all about me. I heard a few stories from some photographers last night that they have had a chance to pray with people at shoots & start to build that relationship with their clients and hopefully they will see their love for the Lord through that relationship . That just blew me away - that just made my love for taking pictures of people grow even more! I am just praying that God would give me those opportunities one day! how amazing!

Anyway, I just had to put it in writing. I say it out loud & in prayer so many times a day it seems, "God it really is ALL about you!" and not about me. My prayer is that I can be His hands & feet on this earth. Thank you Lord for sweet reminders!

{I mean serioulsy - who else could have made that gorgeous sunset!!}


  1. Hey,

    Thanks for the reminder of how God calls us to "use". It remindes me of on of my favorite songs by a group called SHADED RED, entitled "Use Me." Check it out sometime. Great pictures, too. Tell Stephen "hey" from me.

    Aaron Kalbas

  2. Hello!! I came across your blog from the Yeagers Blog! I live in Midland, and we always eat in Brady on the way to the lake! I love your blog too! Thanks for the comment as well!:) I will follow you and put you on my blog list!:) I would love if you would do the same!:)

  3. Oh yeah... forgot to tell you about making the edges rounded! I have a PICNIK account and that is whhat I do all my editing with and I also use Photoshop but I havnt found how to make the edges round om that yet!!

  4. What a great post! That is so true and something that I think we all need to remember daily. As we raise Carter I try to thank God for blessing us with the opportunity to be his earthly parents, but I make a concious decision to know and remember that he is really God's child!!! I want to guide Carter to love the Lord and do what I can as an earthly parent, but ultimately God is in control of his life. Hope you're having fun in LBK.


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