No Matter How Small It Might Be… Let YOUR Glory Shine Upon Me
What’s the look of an individual in a world filled with copycats and those who want to be desperately different? Everyone wants to change the world before they want to change themselves. External sounds of a pessimist, but internally the spirit of an optimist.
A raw excerpt taken from an essay that my brother asked me to edit.
As I read his essay, my mind kept reverting back to that statement. How real is it in this day and age? In the growing age of social media, where we become infatuated with the lives of others that we forget how to live our own.
As soon as we wake up and before we begin to thank the Lord for the protection from any dangers we may have faced in the darkness of the night, our rooms light up from our illuminated cellphone screens, desperately checking up on the lives of others that, have just like you, awaken from their slumber.
I was watching a sermon online by Robert Madu and everything he said spoke directly to my life. I’m addicted to social media. I’m addicted to being in the know, “hearing it first”, seeing what my internet friends eat every single day and if you edit your photos in the VSCO app? Man, I’m in love.
But that wasn’t my problem.
I used to feel like I was missing out on life because I wasn’t traveling around the world like my peers. I would always get mad when I began to compare myself to the people I follow because I felt like they were doing things that I would never be able to do. Forgetting that, my destiny was already written and until I realized that, my life would forever feel incomplete.
MIRROR MIRROR ON FACEBOOK, TELL ME HOW MY LIFE SHOULD LOOK. MIRROR MIRROR ON INSTAGRAM, TELL ME WHO I REALLY AM.
2 Corinthians 10:12 pretty much says that you’re ignorant if you are comparing yourself to someone else, which made me an effervescent light of ignorance because my level of comparison was real.
I’m not perfect, nobody is. But, the way we glorify others [celebrity or not] is damaging to our own lives. Every single person on this earth struggles, some worse than others and once we allow ourselves to realize that, we’ll begin to see that the race we’re running is more worthwhile than attempting to run someone elses.
Shift your eyes off of the lanes beside you and keep them on the one who called you and run your race.
While perusing through the 99U website, looking for
creative career inspirations, attempting to get my life, I came across these beautiful photos shot by Joseph Alexander.
I pray, entreat
For this shoot I took inspiration from religious icons which features styles reminiscent of religious garb and voodoo queens. I wanted the series as a whole, and as individual art-pieces, to represent simplicity with use of contrast, composition and either symmetry or asymmetry.
If these photos don’t exude beauty then, I just don’t know what does. The model, Eromomen showed out in these photos.