I was talking to a wise Leprechaun the other day, about how stressful it is to plan the Big Picture. I find this very hard. Invisaging and planning what I’m going to do with my life. Sheesh, it’s lot to chew on, to be scarily honest. 😳
As conversation continued Leprechaun got to explaining to me about how God created the world in 6 days. He (Leprechaun, not God) said “…Either he was being a slacker or he was setting out a good example: achieve one thing then do the next thing… Coz I reckon he could of done the Big Picture all at once if he wanted too!”
I had never thought of it this way before. I don’t think God’s ever been a slacker, so obviously he was doing the latter. 🤔 Setting out an example to the busy-brained, over-thinking, stressed-out little Frazzleds like myself: slow things down and take it one by one, bit by bit, day by day. And enjoy the processes and sights along the way.
I like the picture of God just stopping after his incredible 3.5-if-that seconds of work had been created on the earth each day and just admiring it. (Taking a whole day to admire it!) If you don’t stop to view over everything you have done, you will never notice everything you have done and will feel like in the end everything you have done was nothing.
Matthew 6:25-34 are some of my mostest favouritest verses I have ever read. Its highlighted in my Big Book with bright yellow watercolour. And in fact I had a little accident where I spilled coffee and it stuck my pages together so I had to peal/tear it apart so I’m missing little sections here and there but I practically know it pretty much by heart so it’s all good. 😜 (If I ever got a tattoo I think it would be a flower or birdies so to remind me of these verses.) You should go read all of the chapter but anyway as part of the bright yellow, coffee-stained verses go:
“Don’t worry and say, ‘What will we eat?’ ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ or ‘What will we be when we grow up or leave school?’ ‘What must I do?’ or ‘How good and perfect must I be?’ All the people who don’t know God keep trying to ask these things. And your Father in heaven knows that you wonder them too. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. So don’t worry about tomorrow. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Tomorrow will have its own worries.”
So what I’m getting at is don’t stress about needing to know everything, about needing to see your Big Picture, about who you need to be. Just work on yourself day by day and Tomorrow’s problems will be sorted out when they come. Matthew 6.28-30. Flowers are wonderful, and God made them to be that way without them having to even try. Flowers don’t worry about things. Same should go for me.
So I’m going take a leaf out of Gods book and take it bit by bit, enjoy the scenery and love each day. (I felt a lot better) Seeking God and passing off my worries to him. And the Big Picture will make itself.☺️