I am not a photographer. And most of the time I forget to take pictures of life events because I just am not thinking about taking photos. I am enjoying the moment…but later realize I missed the opportunity to hold on to that moment through a visual record.
So! As I have been more proactive about taking photos, I have begun to realize they are not really that good – I just point and click. I have begun to look online to see how to take better quality iPhone photos.
There are many links that share how to improve my photo-taking ability. I have noticed that one “help” is to pay attention to what I want to focus on. As I frame my photo, I am to tap on the part of the photo I want to be in focus. Then I lock it in so it will not change as I continue in my capturing the moment. It appears that the “auto-focus” isn’t always our friend.
I couldn’t help but see the spiritual application to all of this! Brothers and Sisters, it is so important to be conscious of what we focus on as we journey through life. There are so many things that are in our line of vision…so many things that are happening around us.
Do we just go through life with the “auto-focus” on…letting life events choose where we place our attention? Or do we allow God to help us fine tune our focus to those things that we need to see with clarity and precision.
Lord, may You be the one who “taps” on what needs to be in focus in my life. May I allow You to be my vision, my direction, my guide. May the things that are trying to get my attention away from the main thing become blurry and peripheral to what You are calling me to. May my mind and focus be fully and intently and clearly on YOU in all things! GLORY!
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. (Romans 8:5 ESV)
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. (Colossians 3:2 ESV)