28 | The Stained Glass Window Perspective

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When I was talking to my dad this morning, I said “it feels like the past three years have just blended all together into one giant year.” Not that there’s anything wrong with that, I just feels like I’m experiencing time in a different way. From the age of 25 to turning 28 today, I’ve lived life in a completely new way.

How I see things has changed, how I think about things is different. I use the words “has” and “is” because I’m constantly reminding myself to think presently and not get ahead of myself – stay in this present moment. Not to take today for granted. Through that I’m learning to slow down and observe what’s in front of me presently.

I’ve learned to look at life from the stained glass window perspective. Up close the picture doesn’t make much sense – in a particular area it could just be a few lines and various colors. But when I take a step back I’m able to get the full picture and see how those few lines and various colors work together to create an image that I can understand.

Make me understand the way of Your precepts; So shall I meditate on Your wonderful works.

Psalm 119:27 (NKJV)

There’s many things that happen around me that I don’t understand, or that I’ve only seen a small portion of the image. But it’s my prayer for the next year that God will continue to teach me how to step back and to see the entirety of what’s in front of me. I pray that my life will be a masterpiece that God is continually working on, and that every line and color works together for a greater good.

Author: Athaleyah

Writing is my creative outlet and music serves as the soundtrack to my life. I try to live my best life everyday, I'm only able to do it by the grace of God

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