Have you ever had one of those days when you set your alarm for the morning, but instead of choosing AM you accidentally pick PM? Well the same problem applies to scheduling church emails. I also forgot to start the dishwasher before I left the house this morning, so today is truly a gold medal day for me. Welcome to Tuesday friends, I hope you’re off to a better start than I am, haha!
So since this is going out super late, I decided to rewrite it and do a hard reset on the day.
If you’re anything like me, you make little mistakes all the time. I suppose we all do. And yet, if you’re really like me, those little mistakes make you crazy.
When I was younger, I used to think that you could only bring the really big things to God. Like, on a scale of 1-10, it had to be an 8 or higher to merit a prayer. I thought, surely God is too busy to listen to me complain about these dumb little things. He’s busy with plagues and war and all that holiness business to deal with my trivial junk.
Someone once told me that God is only able to be a part of the aspects of your life that you’ve invited God into. If you don’t involved God in things, then don’t be surprised when you get lost and confused.
As much as I believe that God is everywhere, I find truth in those words. I think that God wants us to involve him in everything we do. It’s just too easy to compartmentalize our lives. If we’re not careful, God turns into just another part of our lives. I think it’s better to use God as the lens through which we view the whole world and every aspect of our lives. Whenever I am able to truly do this, it always helps me gain perspective, and the small nuisances start to seem pretty trivial.
Even as I write this, God is helping me to understand that in the grand scheme of things, sending out an email a few hours late and forgetting to start the dishwasher are not going to matter in the long run. They aren’t even going to matter tomorrow.
I know it’s easy to get worked up over small things. I do it all the time. If you’re the same way, I hope you can find comfort in the fact that there are lots of other crazy people out there (like me!) so you’re not alone. And don’t forget that God loves you. Like, really loves you. Even the crazy parts.