Notice the blossoms in the middle of the photo? I didn't. I was just leaning back on a well-worn patio chair, with my feet propped on the table. Wind chimes played a gentle tune as the morning breeze brushed my hair.
It wasn't until
I went inside and viewed my downloads that I saw the group of blooms in the
middle. I recall seeing a yellow box surrounding them before I
clicked. That's when I remembered what my camera could do.
If I waited
before I clicked, my camera would automatically focus. All that I had to do was
pause and choose where the box would zoom. Hmmmm. Sounds like a reminder about
Our days are
filled with countless tasks. It's not always a choice between good and
evil. Sometimes, it's between two things that are equally good.
about helping people find kidney donors. Another cousin is heading into kidney
failure. However, I'm also crazy about taking care of my teenager. Then,
there's my siblings. Oh, and my writing groups. Don't forget the
neighbors. Remember the volunteer roles at church. And on and on.
It's time for
me to stop and pause. I need to pause and let God direct my focus. He is
well aware of my desires, talents, temptations and time. He will help me
accomplish what He has planned. Maybe if I follow his lead, I will enjoy more
of the beauty along the way.
you? Is your life filled with critical tasks? Are you torn between
them? Have you become exhausted? What would happen if you paused
and let God show you where to focus? I'd love to know. Please leave
a comment. I'd love to pray for you.
your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful
thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your
ways." (Proverbs 4:25-26 NIV)