But God knows it's hard to chase The Meaning Of Life when life is full of unexpected twists and turns and you're working so hard and you're tired.
So you encounter people, situations, opportunities, and so on over the course of your life that seem "coincidental" but they're really notifications from God about your mission.
When you download an app, the whole thing is the notifications, right? Sure we all get too many of them, but they're also like brain candy, setting off a little "high" every time we see one. It's just like the old AOL slogan "You've Got Mail!" which was supposed to be exciting as we stopped whatever it was that we were doing to check out what important message we'd received.
There was a time in life when I wanted to be famous. Not anymore. But for a long time my husband would say to me: "Did you get the call?" Meaning he knew I was waiting for some kind of call, the call from Hollywood, the call from a producer that I imagined would lift me out of my ordinary life and into the "wonderland" of TV. (Knowing what I know now, thank you HaShem for saving me!!!)
In any case, look at how we go crazy every time we get a notification. We stop what we're doing right away and check the phone. Usually it's absolutely nothing, more likely junk mail, or total nonsense that we get annoyed by. What a waste of time. But oh how our brain gets a shot of dopamine from notifications!
Yet God's notifications are coming all the time, and we don't even see them. If we do see them, often we do the best we can to ignore them. "What does God want, I'm busy living life!"
But He loves you and has a plan for you. He's trying to get your attention. Every single thing that happens -- every single microscopic moment of your life -- is God interacting with you, personally. Your neshama (soul) is the app.
And you can't opt out, no matter how hard you try.
God's notifications will always come through. It's just a matter of whether you choose to pay attention to them.
You can't uninstall this app. If you do, the notifications only grow more frequent, and louder.
Copyright 2017 by Dr. Dannielle (Dossy) Blumenthal. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own. This post is hereby released into the public domain. Creative Commons photo by LoboStudioHamburg via Pixabay.