Enjoy Life – Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff!

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If there is one realization I have come to lately, it is that we should strive to really and truly enjoy life. This means taking a look at reality, and learning to not sweat the small stuff – the stuff that (in the great scheme of things) just does not matter. There are things more important in life than that petty arguement you just had. We each find ourselves in situations where, I know, that is easier said than done…to focus on the important things. But, I think if we actively try to focus on God, and the bigger picture, all these other things WILL be okay…or at least fall into line.

Another thing that is paramount:  Prayer. Prayer is a powerful tool in the hands of believers. Deuteronomy 32:30 explains this concept to us: if one can put a thousand enemies to flight, and two can put ten thousand enemies to flight, just imagine what we can do when we all come together. “When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I will be there.” (Matthew 18:19-20, The Message Bible) The Bible tells us many, many times that we should “pray without ceasing”. (1 Thessalonians 5:8, KJV) Paul tells us in Phillipians 4:6 that we should “not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” God does answer prayer.

A friend told me today that he and is wife were praying and waiting with me – just with regards to a specific situation. That thought, however, has stuck with me. We all need friends in our life to believe in us, to pray for us, and to let us know we are not alone – no matter what. It was something as simple, for me, to hear that someone was waiting and walking along this path we called life with me. I strive to let my friends know the same thing. Are you that voice of reassurance in anyone’s life? Are you a friend to just do nothing more than wait and be there with someone? I am here to tell you – speaking from personal experience – that people need people. I’ve said that before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again. Don’t always try to be Superman. We weren’t created to walk through life alone. Be a friend, and beyond that, let others be a friend to/for you. It can and will make a difference!

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