Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff.
There are many people today who cannot find anything good in anything, they complain about everyone and everything or they lose it when things do not go their way. And then they can’t move on – they allow the small stuff to infect every area of their life. Here’s my advice: “Don’t let petty things distract you from the important things.”
I think we live in an overly sensitive world today. Just my opinion but everyone gets “offended” by the little things:
- “I can’t believe they did not say hi to me.”
- “Why do they always leave the place a mess.”
- “I am not sure why they did this.”
There are so many things we can go crazy about but we can’t get stuck on the little things. The Bible teaches, “Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that no one can criticize you” (Philippians 2:14-15 NLT). What’s the point? Don’t sweat the small stuff.
You see, people who sweat the small stuff – or major on the minors – are really filled with a spirit of complaining. The Bible says everything we do should be without complaint.
Did you know that the average adult complains about 8 minutes and 46 seconds per day? Which equates to about 53 hours per year! The average American spends 2+ straight days complaining. And more often than not we complain about things we cannot control.
A lot of spouses think they can changes their spouse by complaining or nagging until they change but more often than not it does not fix the problem it causes someone to fixate on the problem.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Don’t complain about things you cannot change. Everyday celebrate God’s goodness.