2 Corinthians 10:13 We, however, will not boast beyond proper limits, but will confine our boasting to the sphere of service God himself has assigned to us, a sphere that also includes you. NIV
This has been one of the most overwhelming weeks of my life. I got so consumed by what was going on with my social media page, that I really lost my balance. I have had to work to remember that NOTHING I have, will have, have done, or will do comes from me. Everything is a gift from God.
For the past few months, I’ve been praying for a change of direction in my life. I have been pretty frustrated with what I thought were unanswered prayers. Stuck….just stuck. Bored, burned out, and stuck. So, God said, “Let me show you something.”
Within 24 hours, a photo that I made in my little home studio gave me recognition all over the world. Every major network has shown the story. Pretty cool, huh? Yes and no. I haven’t even been able to go pee without my phone ringing 16 times. I found myself checking my Facebook page every few minutes. I was consumed with worry and distracted from life. And then there were the assholes. I learned that there are some really, really hateful people who think it is their duty to say something nasty about everything. I did a lot of “ban user” clicks this week.
Today, I invited the Mom of the “viral baby” into my home for another photo session. I needed to “give”. I needed to “create”. I needed to “be still and listen”. I needed to find my balance. We sat, we talked, we loved on Baby Aubrey. I listened, I felt, I gave. I found my balance.
God, thank You for teaching me a very valuable lesson this week. I am so thankful that You used me to give Kathryn and Aubrey such a personal and now world-known image. But thank you even more for showing me that I’m content being Kim Anderson Stone from Jakin, Georgia. I am a giver, because You use me best in that role.