Victory Is Here
It sometimes feels like those victory moments are showing their face less and less. The ones where the long-winded fight finally, fully feels purposeful and fear feels foreign and faraway.
I would sit in my favorite coffee shops with my books, drawn to the idea of dreaming and working alongside other humans, but feeling held back from fully stepping into that. Surrounded by friends and students and entrepreneurs, working on projects, progressing their ideas, tangibly making moves and seeing the little dreams in their hearts come more alive with each step.
It sounds so simple. To sit amongst others and get work done on the computer. Simple, except when your hands don’t work the way they were intended.
I sometimes get into this frame of mind that looks at the world around me and says “This is it. This is as good as it gets.” It’s a negative rut I seem to find myself in more than I’d like to admit. It’s a place that can’t see beyond the right-now, that can’t believe suffering is redeemable and good days, good things are still possible.
I see it now. I see it today. I believe in more, I believe that my Creator – the King of it all – is lighting up the dark spots in profound and moving ways.
I’m sitting at my computer, inside my favorite coffee shop, and I’m typing these words onto a screen with no help from anyone but myself. (Cue: victory dance.) A simple act that I thought I had to mourn is, in fact, my current reality. If that is not a picture of redemption, then I don’t know what is.
I am thankful for life-changing technology and the brilliant individuals at Tobii whose creation has opened up a whole new world of opportunity for me and so many others. I’m thankful for renewed eyes and tangible reminders that life is a process. There is still time to be surprised. There is still time to grow. There is still time to learn and smile and dream.
I’m excited for tomorrow. I haven’t said that in a while. Thank you, Jesus. For all of it.