Are you a worrier? Maybe not so much a worrier but someone that stresses over absolutely everything. Every detail of every detail.
I have a dear friend…love her to pieces but dear God she stresses over every minute detail of her life. Everything bothers her. Seeing a candy wrapper in her yard sends her soaring into some wild out of control rage. My kids and I just stand back and watch in amazement.
I certainly use to live that way. Everything had to be perfect. Everything had to go according to plan. Having a heart attack and given a 1% chance to live with a pulmonary embolism kind of changes that. I now live by what a dear friend of mine and I call “The 100 Year Rule”
Simply put, if it won’t matter 100 years from now, it doesn’t matter in this moment. Things like laundry out of place or my kids report card not being what I’d hoped for really won’t exist in the bigger picture.
My daughter struggles with Math…she has dyscalculia (the math form of dyslexia). She spent many nights this year crying over it until I said one day… “Whether or not you ever learn to multiple is not the goal in life. Do your best at everything but remember, in 100 years no one is going to say…she sure could spit out those multiplication tables. How you live for Christ and what you’ve done with your life for Him is what will be passed down 100 years from now. Love the Lord with all your heart and focus on the bigger picture.”
I try real hard to live my life that way now. How are you living? What matters to you today? Will it matter 100 years from now? If not, leave it alone.
That’s just my logic….Kat Logic