Learning Not to Sweat the Little Stuff

Thank you for reading today. Our greatest desire is that you would be encouraged in the Lord today! In my daily time with God today, the Holy Spirit spoke to me about learning not to sweat the little stuff.

Learn to Minimize Rather Than Maximize

In our Biblical counseling ministry, I have seen so many times people get themselves bent out of shape over little things. They fret over them. In a husband wife situation or job situation and a multitude of other things, people let little things bother them. As they think about it, the matter gets bigger and bigger in their minds. They become obsessed with things that really do not mean anything. I always encourage people to minimize things rather than maximize them.  Sadly, people talk things into the ground and back up and make matters a lot bigger than they really are. It is one of the biggest problems of husband and wife issues. Remember never and always are always exaggerations. Most folks think when they are in this scenario that the other person can never do anything right.

The Person Has Ignored the Holy Spirit’s
Desire in Their Life

Galatians 5:13-16, For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.  (14)  For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  (15) But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.  (16) This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Did you notice here that that rather than fretting, worrying, and biting and devouring one another we are to walk in the Spirit?

So, folks it has to become real at the point of impact, to turn it over to God.  Stop, think, and turn it over to God. Rather than thinking negatively, tell God you want to turn it over to Him. Then ask Him what He wants you to praise Him for and thank Him for.

Don’t Let Satan Defeat Your Spiritual Life
With Negative Thinking

Don’t be defeated by negative thinking!  It will consume your life and defeat your spiritual walk.

Philippians 4:8,  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

 Remember, be the vessel God can use today by asking the Holy Spirit to show you if you are living a life that is not useable for God? Are you living in the sin of allowing selfish and carnal thinking to rule your life? Ask God to forgive you and cleanse you from these sins! Be all you can be for Him today and have a powerful testimony of living a Spirit controlled yielded godly life that is serving and living with joy. We encourage you today to make Jesus Christ real in your life by humbly yielding to Him and living for Him, not the life of selfish carnal thinking. It is an important choice! Tell God you want to yield yourself to Him today and be a useful rewarded servant!