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Sunday’s “Inspiration for Your Perspiration” 9/22/2012

on September 23, 2012

Don’t sweat the small stuff.  Way easier said then done.  Why does it sometimes seem like the little things people do in life make us the craziest?!  

My friend and I were having this discussion in regards to our kids the other day.  Why is it the little things they do drive us INSANE!  My theory  is this:  The little annoying things are like a poke in your side…a continuous poke.  Poke, poke…poke.  Little “things” are annoying, frustrating and distracting.  The BIG things are like BAM!  Kinda like hypothetically getting hit by a Mac Truck.  Yes the damage is fast and often harsh but it gets your attention the first time, no counting 1,2,3 no time to let it simmer.   BAM and you deal with it right then and there.  The same holds true with anyone in your life, co-worker, neighbor and yes your family.  The key to dealing with either situation is patience.  Soooo not easy, I am definitely needing to work on this big time!

So I must learn to not let the little things in life that make me crazy.  Kids fighting, trash not taken out, not getting a medal for my 10K (oh wait that was yesterdays post, sorry).  But seriously these are all small things if you step back and look at the big picture.  Don’t get me wrong there are things that cannot and should not be ignored, that is not what I am talking about here.  But in all things we must learn to practice patience, love and understanding.  My pastor said last week its like we need to hold a big sign out to SLOW DOWN and try not to let the situation take over. We need to love those like God loves us because that is what he has commanded, even if someone or something make us crazy.  Do I need to work on this?  YES, ABSOLUTELY!!!  Is it easy?  ABSOLUTELY NOT!  But aren’t I glad God isn’t keeping score of all the times I didn’t listen or didn’t follow his instructions.  Whew!

Ephesians 4:2  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Mark 12:31 …..‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ….

But maybe, just maybe if we talk about, listen to, read about and share God a little more with ourselves and each other, then maybe we won’t sweat the small stuff quite so much. Good thing because I am having a heck of a time doing this whole patience thing on my own!

Matthew 19:26  Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

So take time and get in the word this week!  Have a blessed week and thanks for stopping by 🙂

 


3 Responses to “Sunday’s “Inspiration for Your Perspiration” 9/22/2012”

  1. jenna says:

    AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! youre so right!!! people let the little things nag at them, and instead of giving it to God, they allow it to fester until it gets bigger and builds into something large. thats how a blow up happens! thanks for sharing this and have a FAB day! spa love!!!!

  2. I just love these weekly inspirations!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Love reading these every week! Thank you!!! SPA Love <3

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