I couldn’t stop staring into the clear blue sky as I stood on the corner of a busy street in the east end of Toronto — the hustle and bustle not giving a second thought to my slowed-down state of still reflection. There was something magical about the clarity in the air. It was almost as if I could see out of this world. It was if I was standing in a snow globe and had the slightest glimpse, through the glass, of Someone holding it in the palm of their hand.
The buzzing of life surrounded me. People living their lives, doing their thing, making their way through their days. Each one with such a unique and personal tale. Each one with their own problems and hardships. Each one with their own intricate web of relationships, future dreams, and present realities.
It’s awe inspiring to realize how small this world is and how short our lives are. It’s astonishing to realize how much bigger we make our problems out to be than they really are. It’s shocking to see how easily we forget about what really matters and Who really matters in the midst of the chaos.
I stood there reflecting on the absurdity of life. I stood there thinking about the how blessed I am to be able to live in a country with access to every possible provision I could need. I stood there thinking about all of those who are less fortunate or those who are facing heartbreaking hardships. I stood there thinking about how short this blip in eternity is and how worked up we get about fitting in and doing things the way they are “supposed” to be done. I stood there in awe of the fact that the Holder of this snow globe cares about every minute detail. I stood there being reminded of perspective.
It’s so easy to go through life without taking a moment to breathe. It’s so easy to live an entire life span without taking a look around. It’s so easy to define ourselves by what society says rather than what God says. It’s so easy to forget how unique and special each soul is and that God has equally unique and special plans for each one of us.
This all makes me think of a quote that has been staring me down from my mirror for the last 9 months or so — “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve always imagined.” I love this quote, but there’s one small edit that makes it even better to me. “Go confidently in the direction of your God-given dreams. Live the life He’s always imagined for you.”
Our God is too big, our problems too small in relation, and our lives too short not to live the life He has always imagined for us. Go confidently in His direction and live a life beyond your wildest dreams!