Today I will have been in my “do-up” unit for 7 days. Because it has so many things wrong with it that need fixing I made a conscious decision that I was not going to “worry” about it.
Jesus tells us ‘not to worry’ in Mt6:25-27, explaining that “worry” doesn’t add to our life. Nothing changes through worrying….except perhaps our physical and mental health….they take a massive hit when we worry. I initially stressed when the tenants who moved out of my unit, moved into the garage attached to my house, in the hope that I would let them move back in. But then I placed myself in their shoes and tried to understand their situation before forcing my understanding down their throats. What a release! By consciously deciding not to worry, and doing what I could to resolve the issue by stating the ground rules, and acting lovingly toward them, their possessive attitudes are now changing.
Instead of panicking to unpack my many boxes I’m enjoying just sitting amongst them….it’s like a treasure hunt trying to find something. My broken toilet seat is a challenge in acrobatics, and my broken blinds force me to play hide and seek as an adult!
Ultimately our perspective on life matters. How about in your situation? Are you worrying about something? Ask yourself “What is life and death, and what is not?” Do what you can to resolve your worrisome issue and hand the rest over to God in prayer. There’s a song which goes “Don’t worry ’bout a thing, cos every little thing’s gonna be alright.” I think Jesus may agree.