A couple of weeks ago our Pastor spoke about Chazown. Chazown is a Hebrew word meaning: a dream, revelation, or vision. He spoke about how God created us with our own Chazown, it’s what we are created to do. In his message he asked us to fill in the blank, ” I was created to ________.” That question set my mind spinning and going back to a moment a little over two years ago, a moment I hadn’t thought about in a long time.
Two years ago, before I started my photography business we had a message in church about asking God for something, and how we need to be bold in what we ask God for because after all, He can do anything. Our pastor asked us to write that thing down on a piece of paper and to pray about it and that our church staff would be praying for them as well. I wrote on that paper, over two years ago that I wanted to have my own successful business. I knew I wanted my own business but I wasn’t sure what it would be. I could have never imaged that two years later that prayer would been answered in the way it has been. I have always said that God has blessed my business but I hadn’t put two and two together. I ASKED God for this business, I prayed over it, and others prayed over it before it even started, God answered my prayer. He gave me this passion and I know that my Chazown, what I was created to do, is photography. My love for it, for my clients, for this business is very hard to put into words, because it is so deeply rooted .
This passion gives me the opportunity to bring joy to people’s lives. It allows me to meet so many new, amazing people, and to be part of their life for a moment or a lifetime. I have created life long friendships, I have laughed and cried with clients. I have prayed for them and with them and I have seen God perform miracles in their lives. I have tried to be a blessing to everyone I meet because I whole heartedly believe we are blessed to be a blessing. One of my favorite quotes is from Mother Teresa and it is “do small things with great love.” I try to put this into practice every day, in my personal life and in my professional life.
This business isn’t always easy, there are definitely hard days, I have shed tears, I have been hurt, I have been discouraged, and I have asked myself why I am doing this. But, every time this happens I feel a little nudge from God and I remember that this is so much more than a job, and His plans for me is so much greater than my mind can comprehend. So, I want to thank each and everyone of you who has believed in me, supported me, and prayed for me. I appreciate you so much and thank you from the bottom of my heart.