I had one of those days . . . a catch up day . . . a day to figure out where we are and what we need to do after being gone for two weeks to be a part of Kaelyn’s birth. Looking backwards, seeing life from behind, and focusing on what’s been is not only necessary to move forward but enables us to develop a perspective of what matters and what does not matter. Let’s face it. We tend to hold on to things which do not matter. And. When we refuse to let go of the unnecessary, when we allow the things that don’t matter to define our day, when we become so consumed with it all, we miss out on the gift of the day and what really matters.
The thing is . . . when we choose to focus on what matters . . . the way we see life changes. And, focusing on what matters in life, comes down to choosing whether or not to fully trust God: And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19, NLT).
When we let go of what does not matter, we live in a state of well-being, regardless of our circumstances, developing a mindset and attitude that God will supply whatever is needed. I look back to two weeks ago, October 3, the day Kaelyn Grace was born, after twenty-three years of prayer, and know without any doubt, God will supply! So. The stuff that seems like a big deal can be let go. There’s no reason to hold on to it all; stress blocks the view of what matters in the day–the presence and power of God.
There’s no comparison to a day lived without stressing on things that don’t matter, believing God will supply what is needed. It’s an approach to life that simplifies, produces peace, and gives joy regardless of whatever comes our way.
Take time with God to review what does and does not matter: Let go. Trust God to supply every need. Develop the attitude and mindset that God will supply. Think it, speak it, and act on it: God will supply!
Learning to Kickstart the day letting go of what does not matter, trusting God will supply,
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)