Kindness is not simply reacting in a sweet way, it is proactive – it moves first. This is the love being described in 1 Corinthians 13. Love that does things.
The verses of 1 Corinthians 13 are ones many of us have heard in a wedding ceremony or two. They are words that may have lost their meaning because of ears so used to the rhythm of the words. It’s easy to let our hearts (mine especially) grow calloused toward scripture. Our hope and prayer in this blog series is that the Holy Spirit would chip away at the callouses of our hearts and bring new life and meaning to the words in this passage. We begin with the first three words of verse 4 - "Love is patient"
In the almost 5 months of marriage Erik and I have experienced together, we can’t offer a ton of wisdom, but I now have a greater understanding of that song I walked down the aisle to. Erik and I get to analyze the negative assets, we get to see the unedited versions of one another and choose to love.
The past couple of weeks I found myself getting into a habit of comparing my work with others and it always led down the same path, disappointment. Thoughts of not being cut out for videography because my videos are not as good as the work of others kept creeping in my mind and growing. It lead me to placing unattainable expectations for perfection not only on myself, but on Erik as well. Oh what dangerous ground I was on. Y'all, I was expecting perfection, which took grace mercy and all other good things Jesus provides out of the equation. When seeking perfection you are running from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Woof.
Let's start out by dismissing a potential pre-conceived notion about this blog post - because I can see where people might already be saying "wait, a wedding video business posting about how to choose a wedding videographer?" I can tell you upfront that finding someone you work well with takes time, and not everyone is a perfect match for you. That's why we've created the list below to help support you on your journey to finding your wedding videographer.
It's easy for me to become doubtful, thinking a situation will never come to pass, stress will always build, relationships will always be difficult, and so on. In a sense, there is some true in that we will not reach our glorified state till Christ returns, but our God is not waiting to bless us till then. He is giving us good gifts right now. Here in this moment, today, He is providing you with sweet gift from Him, the sweet gift that IS HIM.
So here I am sitting in my new pot realizing that growth is going to take time and time requires patience. It takes patience to build relationships. It takes patience to learn a new schedule or routine. Growth has one requirement, time. Sometimes I think I can cheat time. I have the mindset if I work harder or longer or quicker then I will see results or growth faster. Often that's true, but that's not always the case.
Our God is inviting us to join in on the creation He started from the beginning. He is asking us to join Him on this journey of knowing Him and making His name known. He is inviting us to show glimpses of His kingdom here on earth, to give others just a taste of His glory that we will all get to see in its fullness some day soon.