When I experiment with intentional camera movement in photography, I intentionally throw the image out of focus by slowing the shutter speed and moving the camera or zooming in or out, while the exposure is being made. It’s a hit or miss process. Some of the images made this way actually turn out to be interesting.
Sometimes when we’re searching for a direction in life, the view is not clear. We might be trying to discern what God is asking of us, but we might not have any clarity beyond general moral principles and religious teachings. Our view of the future is out of focus.
Unlike my photos, which will remain out of focus, my view of God’s plan for me will gradually become clearer, as I devote time to getting in touch with the Spirit of Christ within me through reflection and conversation. Attention to the inner movements of my soul help me to become more aware of how I am being called to move or decide.
I prefer clarity in my photography as well as in my life. Clarity in photography is sometimes easier to achieve. Clarity in life comes as we negotiate our life experiences in light of the teachings and presence of God’s Spirit and perceive a call or direction to follow.
“A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you.” (Ezechiel 36:26)