Do you ever feel like your day is made up of all these little things?
Like, when you think back on how your day was, it might be the littlest things that determine your mood.
For example, the one meltdown that your little one had at the store, causing you terrible embarrassment set the tone for your attitude the rest of the day?
Or maybe hearing that a friend was saying some not so nice things about you to a mutual friend.
Maybe you just overslept your alarm and your entire day began in a rush to get up, ready and out the door.
The little things.
At the time they seem so big and colossal, don’t they?
They do to me.
Those darn little things can destroy my entire day in an instant…. probably faster than you could snap your fingers.
Sometimes those very same things will plague me for days.
What I’m realizing though is that I’m missing out when I let all the little things take control of my day.
I treat my family in a negative way.
I withdraw and don’t reach out to friends.
I don’t ask for prayer… or even pray through those feeling so I can move on.
Today I found myself trying to figure out why I do this.
Why do I do this to my family, friends…. but most of all myself?
After all, doesn’t the Bible remind us to, “be joyful always, pray continuously…”
Ugh! I feel like it’s smacking me in the face as I type.
How many special moments have I missed because I was so wrapped up in those little things?
I think that’s exactly how the enemy steals our joy, he pushes all the right little buttons to cause us to loose focus of the important things, and focus on those little things.
So if we sat down for coffee today, I would tell you, I’m making a change.
I’m not going to let those little things define me or my day!
I don’t want to miss out on all the blessings that surround me, or spend my day in a grumpy mood. I want to focus on what really matters.
Will my little ones still have meltdowns in public…. probably.
Will I over sleep my alarm and have to rush around like a crazy person to get myself and my kids ready… chances are YES!
Those are things I cannot control.
But what I CAN control is how I respond to those things.
And I can remember that those little things are exactly that…. little things.
I love you friends, hows your week going?
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