8/24/2009

Cute Duckling Pair

ducklings with Promaster Spectrum 7 60-300mm f/4.0-5.6I was lost on Sunday skipping church once again making excuses in wanting to sleep some more. I have had problems in sticking to my schedules on the weekend. And I certainly lose myself in the hobby of photography. I have been looking for a purpose in my passion. I may have run once again in the wrong direction. I was walking along the park promising my wife not to take another photograph in the exercise but I did once again bring along my camera and gear for companion and added weight for exercise in the lonely walk. At the end of the walk, I saw a pair of cute ducklings bundling up together while the bigger ducks gave them a difficult time around a small area. I couldn't help but breaking the promise to take a few shots of the ducklings.

In my passion for photography, I purpose driven life with Rick Warren Book Coverdid seek His purpose to glorify Him that I am meant to honor Him and yet I couldn't accomplish. I have turned to the other direction wanting to seek recognition and approvals from others. And I explore the opportunity in whether I could use my skills as a freelance photographer to earn extra income for the household.

All those thoughts are in vain if I can't stick to my original goal in finding His purpose for my life, and glorify Him in my quest for His purpose and plan in me. He has placed the photography passion so dearly in my heart as I found relentless energy in getting close to nature and seeking the warmth, humanity, smiles and the best out of people in their daily lives. We all have an influence on other and pictures with the right motive touches life with a positive impact to share joy and sufferings in a unique way.

I am seeking help for the discipline and align my passion to His purpose. I felt lost like a lonely feather drifting without a purpose in the little pond where I found the ducklings. Lord, please guide me and tell me if I had done it all wrong that is against your purpose for me in the passion.



"When anything in creation
fulfills its purpose,
it brings glory to God."
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren



4 comments:

Miserere said... @ August 26, 2009 at 1:37:00 PM PDT

I love the ducklings!

Hin, how about this? You charge people money for taking photos for them, and then you donate it to your church. Or, you approach your church minister/priest directly and let them know that you'd be happy to donate your time and camera to photograph church functions and festivities. If the church organises a charity event (as many do) you can set up a little portrait studio, then charge people $10 for each portrait (which you will e-mail them) and the church keeps those $10.

Hin Man said... @ August 26, 2009 at 3:36:00 PM PDT

Thank you for the visit and suggestion to my ranting. The basic problem in me is also wanting to get the $10 just for myself with greed and pride. I can lose sight of the importance of finding the true joy and meaning in the passion. Robin once told me not to lose the insights of finding true joy in the passion, I find that more meaningful. Thanks again!

Bill Raab said... @ September 22, 2009 at 8:02:00 AM PDT

Hi Hin,
I do lots of volunteer work for the church both photography and otherwise. It helps me to keep a balance. I have not made hardly anything from my photography - but I will and when I get busy with it as a job I will still volunteer my work to church.
There is nothing wrong with making a living and we bring Christ to others through the example of our life. You bringing who you are, your faith, are bringing Christ into your work.
Just be who God has made you to be and He will work through that - believe me :-)
God bless.

Hin Man said... @ September 22, 2009 at 10:42:00 AM PDT

Thank you for the heartfelt support from a Christian friend. Blessing be in the Lord's family and kingdom. I have since got the revelation that God uses me to touch people in taking photos of other people. I have humor and warmth that are yet to be untapped for His work.

Is it wrong to expect money in return? Maybe! It is up to Him and not to my own desire and rational thinking of getting my time priced wisely for my own financial rewards. I look to Him, His blessings, and His promised rewards in the greenest pasture I can ever dream about. I am staying strong in my current and future endeavors.

Warmest thank you.

That particular mundane and seemingly meaningless walk is a revelation to me that I am walking his path unknowingly but I needed his guidance for the purpose and His wisdom for the ultimate purpose of serving the community and He has chosen for me.

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