Okay, let’s just ignore the fact that I’m gonna bust into this blog post like I haven’t been gone for half a year. Well, not gone from here just, you know, gone from anything that would allow me to put a cohesive thought down on figurative paper.
Writing skill. That’s what it’s called. Anyway, moving on.
In the past few months, I’ve re-structured my life about six times, caught up on all the latest dances, had way too much coffee, conquered my fear of ever returning to California, and developed an unhealthy obsession with Hawaii:
Me: Hey you see those rain clouds? And those trees? And those bushes? And the Walmart? And notice how the wind is kinda blowing but not too much?
Friend: Yeah so?
Me: It just reminds me of Hawaii.
Friend: Yeah…. you keep mentioning that.
I know what you’re thinking, and of course it sounds stupid when it’s written out like that.
Perhaps a lack of proofreading is the problem with real life.
But seriously, as I was going over all that in my head to find something for this blog post, I just felt like I hadn’t done anything, seen anything, experienced anything, or even enjoyed, like… anything. Of the Triune God, that is.
I mean, I’m certainly not writing this blog to showcase my degree in sarcasm. I have a purpose, after all.
So of course, the more I thought, the more distraught I became over the idea of me swirling around in some vacuum of non-progress for forever. Meanwhile, in my human spirit, this utterance managed to get to the surface:
“Learn to be satisfied with a life of ordinary days.”
Honestly, I don’t think I’m satisfied with ordinary anything (ex. my ginormous, drive-in movie screen of a phone that’s all the rage on the Korean dramas, I hear) but I appreciated that the person who said this emphasized the “learn” part. It’s not easy, especially when you keep dreaming of coconut water straight out of the source (see, you didn’t believe me when I said it was an issue), but this learning is the realm where God’s purpose touches down in real life. To learn to be open to the Lord in our ordinary moments is what brings our living into a miraculous normality: receiving the dispensing of the Triune God.
So, as I spend another delightfully uneventful week at home with my family (well, somewhat uneventful, since I’m expecting my dad to get even with me for all my past trickery), I’m looking forward to making it count in the divine realm.