A photographer is trained to look through a camera lens and focus on the subject to capture a beautiful picture. Unless on autofocus, he knows that if he doesn't focus the camera on the subject for the photo, the picture will be blurry and not very pretty.
It's sort of the same with our spiritual life. You and I have to keep sin wiped clean from our lives in order to stay connected with and be focused on God and His righteousness. Otherwise, life will look a little dim and hazy. Then soon enough, Satan will have us entangled in things we never thought we'd be involved in. Satan wants you to backslide. He wants you to see walking in the way of the Lord as hard. He wants you to walk away from God because he knows his time on earth is but a short time. God gives us a higher calling. A calling to walk in His righteousness so that we can enjoy eternal life with Him in Heaven. So, what are some things that need wiped clean from your life?
Maybe it's one (or more) of the following:
And so many others. Maybe you have a particular temptation you're thinking of right now. Something Satan wrestles you with because he knows it is your weakness. I want to tell you this because I have learned from experience: Give it to God, especially before it spirals out of control. Readjust your lens. Do whatever you have to do to keep the camera on the subject: Your Heavenly Father.
The book of Philippians says in chapter four to think on the things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, good, virtuous, and praiseworthy. God loved us enough to send His Son so that we wouldn't have to be stuck in the mire of our sins, but have abundant life.
Replace your bad habits with God's Word, with prayer, with hymns and spiritual songs, with kindness and love. Pray for a heart that desires God and His Word over all. It is what is everlasting. It is what is satisfying. It nourishes and completes our broken souls. God and His Spirit nourishes and completes us.
When we shift our perspective and spend time with the One who is crafting us in the palm of His hand, we'll see where He is working and we'll notice all the little things we never have before. It's not only a truth, but also a blessing.
We spend so much time and thought on things that don't last. Instead, we need to take our camera lens and readjust. Then, we'll be able to see God more clearly.
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Hi there! I'm Katlyn Grace and welcome to the advice section. Here we get real. These blogposts are written from my heart to yours, and I pray they encourage your heart and bring joy to your soul!