“I’m not going to try anything crazy, I’m just going to sit here, I’m just going to hold on. ”
That is kind of how my life has been. I don’t like much conflict, or drama so I mainly stroll along not wandering off the path of least resistance. I also don’t like putting my self in unfamiliar or uncomfortable situations… in other words I am pretty boring! If you watched the clip above you can just assume that I live hugging the balance beam.
A few months ago I got a message on Facebook from a friend/client of mine saying she needed to ask me a question. I was working at the time so I asked her what was up. She went on to explain that her and some other gals from her charity organization were planning a trip to India in January. They were looking for someone to join them to document the trip and the work they are doing there. She told me she was booking the flights the next day. It was probably a good thing I did not have time to think about what I was saying yes to!
Fast forward to now and next week about this time I will be on a flight to London and then on to India. Mind you, I have never been out of the country and I don’t like flying. So God must really be wanting to teach me to trust him and not worry so much. Maybe He wants to prepare me for leading me away from the balance beam.
A little bit about the trip for those of you who are interested. Illuminate India works with a handful of orphanages and children’s homes in India. This trip will be a visit to a few of the projects bringing supplies for school and medical needs as well as research for new projects they hope to do in the future. My role will be to photograph basically everything! I never would have imagined that I would get an opportunity like this! Despite being nervous I am also very excited.
I would appreciate all of your prayers as we travel across the world! I cannot wait to share my experiences with you and see how God is going to use the trip to change me.
Bonus feature! On our way back from India we will be spending a few days visiting London and Paris! I will probably not ever get to travel to Europe again (unless we win the lottery) so I am pretty excited about this!
Are you living life afraid? Holding too tight to comfort for God to be able to move in your life or use you for His purpose? Is there one small thing you can trust Him with? Can you loosen up just a little on your grip or just back flip right off and let Him have control?
I will leave you with some super exciting photos of India and some of the awesomeness I have to look forward to!
Apparently cows hang out everywhere…
That is a lot of people!
P.S. If you want to help me be able to rent equipment to take on this trip with me you can check that out here!