I spotted her, a delicate moth resting on a marigold in my garden. I crept closer, camera in hand, and tried to focus, but she was not to be captured by my shutter. She flitted off the flower, dancing to the next and then the next with speed and grace and finally--after flirting with my lenses, too slow in my clumsily amatuer hands to capture her--flying away like a fluttering dream.
Still in the clutches of disappointment, I looked down only to see her beautiful cousin peacefully resting on another flower. Why had I wasted my time when I could just as well have taken photos of this moth beside me?
Sometimes I have dreams and goals that seem impossible to reach, and I may feel like I would be wasting my time trying to attain them. Sometimes I may be looking too far ahead, focusing on my own imagination of what the dream come true would look like. If I look closely around me, I can often find a small step toward the goal: just what I am looking for, right where I am.
Twice while attempting to focus on other shots or browsing through photos already taken, a hummingbird flew by me, and before I had time to readjust my focus, he was gone.
It's important to be ready when opportunity comes. There are many distractions. We must be watchful, alert, and focused on Jesus, the One who takes off the dark lens covers and opens our eyes to see life clearly.
"Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up." --Emerson