Updated: Feb 21, 2019
BIBLICAL POINT OF REFERENCE:
"And I saw that wisdom has as much profit over folly as light has over darkness."
Have you ever gotten mad at someone for something stupid? That’s kind of a stupid question; I’m fairly certain that everyone has gotten mad at someone for something stupid before. Maybe it made you treat that person unfairly or rudely, or maybe it made you feel distant from that person, even if the reasoning behind it makes no sense.
Why do the little things get to us? If they don’t matter in the long run, then why do we let them dictate our actions and behaviors in such a substantial way? What’s more, if they don't matter to God, why do they matter to us?
I’m constantly striving to figure out which path God wants me to take and what will help me make the right choices. Sometimes it’s as simple as a hug from the right person or a good grade on a test that you weren’t expecting. Sometimes we don’t see where God is leading us and how until we’re already on that path. But if small things like a hug and a good grade can influence us, maybe they aren’t so small.
Above I posed the question, Why do the little things get to us? Maybe the answer is they aren’t little things. Maybe they are little steps in a certain direction that make for a large journey, and each little step is one step closer to the end. And that journey does matter to God. So maybe the little things get on our nerves because they actually do matter in the long run.
I’m not saying that getting mad at someone for something stupid is actually a good thing and that it helps you find the path God wants you to take. I’m saying that we get mad for a reason and that that something stupid is important because it can have a big effect on our lives. We may need to learn to let it go, but that’s a whole different topic for a whole different article.
For now, let’s acknowledge the impact the little things—stupid and all—have on our lives. Let’s accept that little things take place in life because they matter and because God put them there, even if we don’t know why. They can lead us to God or they can lead us astray, but no matter what, the little things will lead us.
Your Laughing Sister,
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