When you look through the lens of a camera, you get to pick your object of focus. The little “red squares” help you define what the lens should sharpen, and the rest of the details will be blurry. The creative part is that you get to pick what the viewer of your artwork will focus on.
Our lives are no different. Each of us is a piece of art in the making. And we get to choose our focus. Am I focusing on the negative or the positive in my life? Are all the things that are not going my way highlighted, or is it the good, that I chose to bring into focus?
Just because you chose to focus on the good and the blessings of life, doesn’t mean that everything is good. The hard circumstances, the trials, and the tensions we sometimes need to live with can sometimes feel overwhelming. But will it dominate the main focus of your picture? Or will you choose to focus on all the things you can be thankful for?
“ Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thess. 5:18
Happy Thanksgiving to you!