But last week, I found out that a dear friend's mom had unexpectedly passed away. And since I'm friends on Facebook with a lot of her family, I was seeing many family photos posted. Old black and whites. Recent Christmas and birthday and race party photos. Some were even photos that I had taken at a 80th birthday celebration for my friends mom.
And then I realized. . . those family photos? THEY were enough. It wasn't about me, it was about the result of my love for photography. Not always "perfect" results. If the truth be told, they are not always sharply focused, not always pleasing compositions, not always abiding by the numerous photography "rules". But that's okay. What matters is that I keep pursuing my love for photography.
So this is really just one of those "preaching to the choir" conversations. Me convincing myself (now, and later) that continuing to haul my camera around with me and snap whats in front of me is the important part. Don't retreat and don't back down to that guy named "doubt".
And, maybe I'm preaching to you too. Whatever your gift. . . writing, cooking, singing, or. . . don't stop exercising and growing your gift. You are enough.
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting of shadows. ~ James 1:17