As I was listening to the radio the other day (K-LOVE to be exact), there was a lady that came on to give some encouraging tips and advice. I rarely listen to these because I prefer music, but this one in particular caught my attention. She talked about how we need to learn to care less. We need to learn how to care less about the things that truly don’t matter and care more about the things that do matter.
What if we cared less about what we looked like?
And cared more about those around us?
What if we cared less about what people think of us?
And cared more about what God thinks of us?
What if we cared less about the next meal we are going to consume?
And cared more about giving to the starving children across the world?
What if we cared less about what society is telling us?
And cared more about what God is telling us?
What if we cared less about having the “perfect body”?
And cared more about honoring God with our bodies?
What if we cared less about getting our to-do list done?
And cared more about spending time with our children and loved ones?
This little message really struck a chord in me. Lately I’ve been struggling with some decisions that need to be made, and in the midst of it all, I have found myself stressing about the things that really don’t matter in the end. I can easily start worrying about what people think of me, stressing over my ever growing to-do list, and getting caught up in what society is constantly throwing at us. However, I know that’s not going to help me one bit. Once I start caring about the things that truly do matter, I start to feel more content and at peace.
Maybe this is all a little deep for a Friday, but it was on my heart and I had to share! I hope this will cause you to think about what truly matters in your life, particularly right now in the midst of the busy holiday season.
Enjoy your weekend!
- What do you need to care less about?
- Did this message resonate with you?