Now What? | Chicago Newborn Photographer
I have found myself in a really good place right now. I recently married my best friend Ben, we have a dog, were moving into a house this summer, my job is steady and I love it
…but now what?
Now please don’t get me wrong, I am truly happy…I want this blog post to come off more like “hmm…I’m wondering where God is leading me”.
Do you ever feel like you should be doing more? I do. I wonder if what I am doing as a career is satisfying to God. I could’ve been more of a servant for him and became a missionary. But instead of taking care of the world around me or helping those in need, I find myself photographing families in Chicago… I find myself working a fun and sometimes easy job… I find myself living an extraordinary and privileged life…I find myself going on vacations and enjoying time with my husband…I find myself guilty that I am so blessed from God and I am not giving back like I should.
Its really easy to imagine ourselves for only a moment leaving the country permanently and serving others if thats where our heart is. Most of us do not have the courage to do this. I am selfish, I would not want to leave what I have built here in my life so far. Is that God’s plan for me? To have me grow up in Illinois (of all places) with a mom and dad that are still married, with siblings that I get along with, in a safe town where hardly anything bad happens? To find my husband Ben when Im 18 in that small town, to grow up with him and get married to him and start a business in this area? Whats the plan here? Is the plan to stay? Why do I feel called to do more? Why do I have these strong feelings of wanting to help when I have no idea how to reach out. Why do I feel these drastic life changing feelings like I must leave everything behind in order to live my life to serve God?
I want to touch lives, I want to help, I want to serve. There is so much more in this life than taking nice vacations once in a while or having the nicest home… When I look back on my life when I am 80 (Lord willing) I want to know I did what I could when I was here, that I made the most of this life.
When I have brought this up to family members and close friends, they have said that I do serve God as I serve the Chicagoland area. They say because I pray for the newborns in each session, that I am doing good for the Lord. And though its what God is pleased with, I feel as though I can do more.
If you feel called to pray, pray that I find what God is calling me to do in this life. For now I will continue photographing and praying for the beautiful newborns and babies in the Chicagoland area.
ABIGAIL JOYCE PHOTOGRAPHY | CHICAGO NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER |what now?
Abigail Joyce is a newborn photographer that travels to clients homes in the Chicagoland area and beyond. Abigail brings her props, backdrops, hats, headbands, crates, baskets, blankets and more to your session. Abigail customizes the session to your unique specifications and provides the care and safety that each newborn needs during this beautiful first week of life. Abigail takes her time posing the newborns with gentle hands and patience. Make sure you contact Abigail at least a month before your due date to ensure a newborn session with Abigail Joyce Photography!
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