BY DAVID LAWRENCE
I bought an entry level DSLR almost two years ago now and it quickly became one of the best investments I ever made. While it wasn’t the best camera on the market, it was the best value for the money. It has served me well; it's allowed me to grow as a photographer and take many great photos.
Over the past year I’ve contemplated selling it numerous times in order to buy something better. At the last minute I always change my mind, fearful that spending the extra money for something new would not be in my budget. Today I was asked by a friend of mine if I would consider selling it. My initial response was no, worried that if I got rid of it I would not be able to immediately get something new.
However, in all honesty, I have barely touched my camera in almost four months. Regardless, I have been able to grow creatively and shoot as much as I want to on some really great equipment that is leaps and bounds better than mine. My housemates own a photography business and have been very generous in sharing ALL of their equipment. So over time, my little ol' DSLR has began to collect dust amongst its spot in the corner.
Why do I still worry?
I have what I need now and I don’t need to worry. The gear needed for my current projects has been taken care of. And when I am living somewhere else I will have what I need.
Why? Because I am cared for. I am cared for by a loving God who gives me all that I will ever need for today.
So I decided that in the mean time I will be selling my camera and I will continue to pursue what I love. I have committed to a year long portrait project–maybe it will all crumble, but I am putting my hope in the comfort that I don’t have to worry about it. Because for today, I have what I need.
I challenge you to pursue what you love regardless of the future.
Wake up each day knowing that the day has enough trouble of its own and that tomorrow will take care of itself. It will be worth it. And when we fail, we can always start over with the new day. If you'd like to follow me on my journey through the craziness of this sweet life you can follow me here: dlawr.tumblr.com.