Sometimes I am guilty of getting completely bogged down with things that Do Not Matter! It’s very frustrating, but luckily I have a wonderful and sweet husband that helps me with this. If I was not married to him I would just get stuck in those “little things” that I should NOT be focusing on. He gently reminds me that what I’m worried about sometimes is really nothing to worry about at all. He helps me to see what’s important.
For instance I may miss out on some really important opportunities if I’m focused on how clean my house is and how many of my to-do’s I got done today. I may miss the chance to let my husband know how much I love him and how special he is to me. I may miss the opportunity to talk to my kids about God, or spend some quality time with them. I may miss the opportunity to make someone feel special or to serve someone. I may miss something God is trying to tell me or show me.
I don’t think when my life is over I’ll ever look back and regret that I did not keep my house cleaner or that I didn’t get some things done on time. I think I’ll look back and wish I spent more time talking with God, more time with my family and more time serving others.
I’m going to work really hard to make those things my primary focus daily and then fit the other stuff in, not the other way around!