Thursday, June 2, 2011

Out of focus

Out of focus 
In a hurry, loved the little bird on the truck – snapped a picture and moved on.  Later as I downloaded pics I found this one shot – blurry, out of focus on the subject but the trees look nice and clear!  Missed it….lost the shot.
I was going to delete it when I thought, how many times do I lose focus during the day?  Going to email and a story grabs my attention, heading across the house to put away laundry and something changes my task.  I’m not ADD but live with two boys who are and sometimes I worry they are rubbing off on me!  So many directions we all can get pulled in physically or emotionally – derailed and out of focus in our lives.
Lately our town has had the misfortune of many morally sad events.  The media of Hollywood and politics sure have their equal share as well.  People who have it all out of focus on the important parts of living, making choices that ruin so much… then with those consequences, sins of desire and corruption overtaking all the good they had, changing life directions with no going back for a redo.  What is done is done. The holes can be patched….but will they ever be the same?  How do we get so out of focus….I want to learn from my mistakes and others….hoping that I can remain true to my focus and stay the path, strong and true.  Not easy in this world of temptations.  Especially with our humanness that God gives us.
So – I pray for clear direction in my life.  Keeping on that narrow path.  Not yielding to temptation.  Holding strong, holding to the strong people in my life and the faith I have.  Resting in Jesus for my daily decisions while forgiving myself when I fail.  Coming to know peace in new ways.  I am not perfect.  Recently Courtney in anger said “you think you are always right.”  I was like, “No, I’m not perfect, I make many mistakes daily…oh look, I’m right about that!”  She failed to see the humor in that. 
Ezekiel 34:17-19 (NIV)
 17 “‘As for you, my flock, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will judge between one sheep and another, and between rams and goats. 18 Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you also trample the rest of your pasture with your feet? Is it not enough for you to drink clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet? 19 Must my flock feed on what you have trampled and drink what you have muddied with your feet?

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