Lying on a blanket in grandma’s backyard; looking up at the stars with your cousins; making wishes on each star; predicting your own future.  That’s what kids do.

As adults we star-gaze because of the awe of nature and dig deeper into wondering how God made such beauty and intricate details to create such an awesome nighttime setting.

Now we take our wishes to a new level.  It seems we are never satisfied with life as we know it but always wishing for something different.

We wish our spouse was like someone else’s spouse.
We wish we were skinnier, healthier or prettier.
We wish we had clothes like our coworker or a hairstyle like our friend.
We wish we had a car like our neighbor and a house like HGTV.
We wish we had a different job or lived in a different city.

We are an unsettled society in where we are,  what we have and who we want to be.  Do you ever find yourself wishing on someone else’s star?

We need to learn to live in the moment and enjoy the gifts God has given us.  That doesn’t mean we get complacent and can’t dream or have goals.  God wants us to have dreams but not to compare.

Enjoy where you are today and thank God for His multitude of blessings.  Ask Him where He wants you to go; what He wants you to do; and how He wants you to live.  Tell Him your dreams and wishes.  Ask Him to lead you in His ways.

When we surrender our wishes to His will, we will shine for His Kingdom like the stars in a bright northern sky!

Psalm 37:5-6 – Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this:  He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.