The other day I was getting ready for bed and I let my dog outside. I felt like God was telling me to go outside, so I did. The closer I get to God, the more I realize how he reveals himself through the beauty of the world. That was what I was thinking as I looked up at the stars. I live out in the country, so it was so beautiful being surrounded by the tall trees and the glistening stars. Right when I looked up, a shooting star streaked across the dark sky. I thanked God for sending me that sign as I stood there. I spent some time just watching the stars and thanking God until another shooting star dropped.
I felt like God was telling me that when we obey Him, even simple commands, beautiful things can happen. One thing that I have been working on lately is patience, so I felt like God told me to wait for one more shooting start before going inside. I waited for 10 minutes and prayed, “God please send me one more beautiful shooting star before I go to bed.” I figured He was trying to teach me to be patient and trust Him.
Suddenly I realized where I had gone wrong. I went outside and was blessed by seeing two amazing shooting stars yet I expected more. I thought that God was teaching me patience by waiting for another one, but I was wrong. God was teaching me that I was overlooking the beauty of the stars in general. I was staring up at the sky full of twinkling stars, but only searching for a shooting star that felt more special. Each star was created by God and there I was overlooking the thousands of stars in front of me searching for a different one.
So, use this as a lesson for yourself! Don’t overlook the beauty that God has already placed in your life. He may have something else amazing coming your way, but take the time to appreciate the good that he already gave you. Don’t go searching for something and completely miss the beauty that is sitting right in front of you!
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