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So I did a thing.

So I did a thing last weekend. A photographer friend asked me about doing a photo shoot. Sure, why not. As the day approached I thought, ‘what was I thinking? Why was I doing a photo shoot? What in the world?!’ Okay, I’ll do it for a friend, how hard can it be? And, we will have a blast, I’m sure.

Fast forward, photo shoot day. I completely put myself in her hands. She told me what to do, where to stand, where to look. Okay, no problem. I was not seeing what she was seeing through her lens. I was not even thinking about what I looked like standing on my bar stool, out in the middle of my yard or sitting on my counter beside my sink, pretending to drink imaginery coffee. I simply trusted her lead. If I would have known ahead of time what all I’d be asked to do, I would have said no way. Let’s not do it that way-I’ll look silly. I might fall! But she knew what she was doing.

The day came to look at the pics. Wow, I was in complete shock. Was that me? She made me look pretty good. Really good. I had no idea of her ability to set up the pose, check the lighting, nor see the composition. But I trusted her to do it. I knew she was good, but not that good.

Later that evening I had a thought. Isn’t that like our relationship with God. Sure I’ll follow You, Lord. I’ll trust You. But what if I would have known what all that entailed. I might have said no way! I don’t want to do it that way! That’s not me, it might hurt or be difficult.

And that’s where trust comes in. I have had to deal with cancer, surgery and chemotherapy three times in the last 5 years. Statistically, I should not still be here. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. If I would have known the plan, I would not have agreed to it. However, if we place our trust the Lord, (Proverbs 3:5) we have to trust the plans we cannot see. We have to place ourselves in His hands, not seeing the big picture but knowing He has it all under control with our good in mind. He knows what decisions we need to make, what steps we need to follow and which way to go. He has quite the ability ‘set the pose, check the lighting and see the composition’. The question isn’t can He, but will I?

Yes, Lord. Yes, I will trust You.


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