I love going to my brother's games, because I get to take pictures the whole time! Yes,...I pay attention, but I'm usually focused on what I see through my lens. This season though, I’ve found myself getting caught up in the excitement of the game while he's playing. Since I end up not being focused on the pictures I’m taking, the shots I have of him shooting a basket or dunking the ball, are all the worst pictures. They're off center, out of focus or his whole body isn't in the frame. I can't stand that I do that, but I get so excited in the moment and I lose my focus through the lens.
This past month has been absolutely crazy. Long story short, after the holidays, I ventured out to Missouri for a Missions Conference. It was life changing, in multiple ways. But I won't go on about those stories! One night stuck out to me the most-- 16,000 people in an arena, holding candles, singing praise to the Lord. It was a moment, that as a photographer, I HAD to capture! It was so moving, I needed an image to remember it. I don't even think the picture comes close to justifying the feeling I had in that arena, but some things you just can't capture through a camera.
That week in Missouri helped me to refocus on God and listen to what He really wants for my life. It made me realize that sometimes we get caught up in the excitement (or stress) of life, which causes our focus to drift off to the side, as work to figure things out on our own. I had been so focused on thinking about what I wanted to do in life, that I kept forgetting that it is all about what God has planned for me. I needed to focus on what God wants for me, because His plan is the best plan.I can't do life on my own, so I trust in Him to guide me through.
Is there something you're holding onto that you are having trouble handing it over to God? Let Him take control, put Him in the focus of your life.
"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith" Hebrews 12:2
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!