Boy have I been busy lately! My photography gigs finally slowed down, so I can totally focus on school now. Among the business of life, a lot of things have happened in the past month, and I know God is at the center of it all.
When I take pictures of people, objects, or nature, there always has to be a focal point. Whether its a landscape shot, and you focus on the sun setting over the mountains or a photo of a family where the parents are faded in the background and the picture solely focuses on the kids-- there's always a focus. I always know what I'm focusing on through the lens, but I sometimes need to remind myself what I'm focusing on in life.
My church recently did a sermon series, called "I Am Second." The series showed us real life stories about people who had struggles in their lives, but turned their life around-- putting God first and themselves second. We spent six weeks talking about how God needs to be the center of our lives, and our selfishness should never get in the way of His plan. Lately, stuff in my life has happened that I just needed to pray to God for strength-- not for Him to change the circumstances in my life, but to give me the strength to be able to get through what He has called me to do. I decided to stop putting my wants and needs first, and trust in God's plan for my life. Living second. I really believe that is something everyone struggles with at some point. It is too easy to lose focus on what is important in our life.
I try everyday to put God at the center of every decision to make. (Keyword: try. No one is perfect). Even my minor decisions in life: what school to go to, what to major in, what career to take-- I always think about where my focus is in that decision. Am I totally focused on God when I decided who to date or where to go to school? I'm working on reminding myself to put God first. I want people to see God's light in me. I'm putting God as the focus of my lens.
I am second.
Look around you.
Here's my blog!
I used to think Blogs were pointless, and nobody read them. That may still be the case! But I found reading people's blogs actually made an impact on me, so I wanted to do the same. I love photography, and a lot runs through my mind when I'm taking pictures, so I decided to share all my thoughts with you guys!