When I sit back and reminesce over my childhood, it’s funny how some of the major events are a little fuzzy, but these tiny glimpses of the “little things” are as clear as day! The older I’ve gotten the more I’ve realized that it’s the little things that leave the biggest impact on our lives. You would be amazed by how much the experiences that we find unimportant or irrelevant actually impact our make-up as we grow and journey through life. I challenge you to sit back and think about the most outstanding memories of your life, was it the first time you learned how to ride a bike, or your favorite ice cream place that your parents would take you to every Sunday?… In actuality, how often do you ride a bike now, or eat ice cream? A lot of times we may not feel that we even exercise the tools we’ve attained through certain life experiences. For example, how often do you ride a bike nowadays, or even eat ice cream?… Maybe the tools that we have/will gain from these life experiences are indirect but they are there!
What should you take from this? Enjoy and appreciate even the little things in life!
Ponder for a moment: I can’t help but to relate everything back to the greatest author, poet, and creator of all time, God. God lets us know in his word that “His ways are not our ways,” so I can’t help but to believe that every thing happens for a reason, whether big or small, so I encourage you to embrace of all life’s experiences because it is all a part of your individual story and God’s complete masterpiece!
8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.