Strange as it seems, try this idea on: God wants us to design galaxies in the afterlife; preparing to design galaxies now is His solution to our problems right now.
Is that "pie in the sky"? We don't want to keep our eyes on the sky so much that we don't keep our eyes on the ball.
Then again, designing galaxies could strengthen creative thinking. Today's challenges may only be overcome creatively. Looking at the sky a little more may keep the ball from getting lost in the sun. It may not seem urgent, but a galactic perspective ain't bad.