A gentleman asked me a question:”How can you say you don’t care?”
I answered:”I don’t care about the things that are out of my control. I refuse to waste my time by caring what I can’t control. While we are faced with many circumstances out of our control, we have control on how we will manage it all, refusing to worry or to be fearful. I’ve learned to care about only what matters, which is the presence and power of God in my life.
A year ago, I was repeatedly told that I could immediately die with a tag line: But, you could have more time. So. I’ve been more intentional than ever, to live well in the moment, refusing to care about what I can’t control.
It’s freeing. It’s key in becoming the true self we’re created to be. And. It’s crucial to living a healthy and whole life.”
He argued. “Not everyone understands that kind of talk. ”
“I agree. To understand, we must put these choices into practice, willfully refusing worry and fear, caring only about what matters”
He shook his head, arguing that it’s impossible. I gave him a 30-day challenge to refuse to care about the things that are out of his control, regardless of how difficult it all becomes, and to live by faith.
It’s the experience of life that Jesus talked about:
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need (Matthew 6:31-33, NLT).
The thing is . . . when I look at the circumstances of our times, the problems we face, the possibilities of crises, life can be worrisome and overwhelming. . . however, when we look to God, we can say with confidence, regardless of whatever occurs: “All is well.” It’s what living by faith is all about.
When we choose to live by faith, when we refuse to worry, when we deny fear, we discover a peace that passes all understanding bringing health to our mind and heart:
- Refuse to care about the stuff that stirs up worry and fear.
- Choose to care only about what matters—the presence and power of God.
- Live in freedom to be who you are created to be, experiencing the gift of the day.
Learning to Kickstart the day refusing to care about what does not matter,
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)