~Freeman Dyson, quoted in The Meaning of Life, compiled by Hugh S. Moorhead
We like to know things a human beings; to be able to think and figure out the answer is the highest goal people strive for in this world. To know. To be the best. But to be stuck in the mindset is to be stuck in the rat race of life, and if you ever want to get out, we must know this:
There is alway someone stronger, faster, smarter, more beautiful and capable; there is always someone better than you. That is the key to be able to start your journey in life.
Along the way it will feel the gravity-like pull back into that blackhole of thinking, and if we do not intentionally keep our eyes on God we will fall back into that pattern of thinking.
The great news is that Jesus loves each of us and wants to help us live a victorious life. But we must be willing to reach out and grab the helping hand He is extending.
Like a parent helping their baby learn to walk, Jesus will not get mad for accidentally sliding back or falling; He is for you. Once we realize that we have made a mistake acknowledge it, turn back to Him, and ask for His help.
Revisit and embrace the past victories, no matter how small they seem in your eyes, they are huge monuments to commemorate your great work along the way. This journey of life is long and yes it is important to have a big picture view, but the key to doing life successfully is to take is one step at a time. As you walk the the path, straight and narrow1, keeping your eyes wholly focused on God he with strengthen the path beneath us. Psalm 13:8 says, “You have made a wide path for my feet to keep them from slipping.”
Once we begin walking, our minds grow to understand what the bigger picture really looks like, it is then you will be able to find purpose and value in every single thing you do in each step, every day.
1 Matthew 7:14 “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”