The Perfect Shot

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I spend some of my free time as a very amateur photographer.  I have a fairly decent camera, and I love to take pictures.  The great part about having a good camera is that you don’t have to know all the ins and outs of photography to get a good picture.  The bad part about having a good camera is that you don’t have to know all the ins and outs of photography to get a good picture.

The thing, too, about photography is that in order to get one fantastic shot, a photographer has to take dozens of others and weed through to find the perfect shot.  Every now and the, though, you just stumble upon the perfect setting.  The lighting is just right.  Everything about it is just absolutely perfect.

But you can’t take the picture if you’re not prepared.

Seriously.  This picture couldn’t have been much better…unless I’d taken it on something other than my  phone.  I always used to drive around with my nice camera in the car with me, but when I bought the new car, I just didn’t transfer it along.   So while my camera was sitting at home, I was left to take this perfect picture with just my phone.

I’m not saying the picture is bad.

I’m saying it could have been better.  

A thousand different situations can come up every day that we need to be prepared for.  I know some things we can’t mentally prepare for, but I’m talking spiritually.  Every day we can get up and start our day off right.  Be prepared for what God has for you.

His gifts may surprise you.

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  • I need to be more prepared. I was bemoaning the fact that I didn’t have my camera with me this morning for a photo. I had to drive home and had to drive all the way back to get the shot. Great example for how I need to prepare for the rest of my life.

    It would be good to know what exactly I need to prepare for. What do you feel God leading you in preparation for?

    • I agree it would be nice to know what to prepare for. I don’t feel any real leading any certain direction, but have felt the need to be prepared more and more. More mentally and spiritually than physically. How about you?