Song of Solomon 2:15 “Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.” (KJV)
The little things in life can add up to big things very quickly.
Neglecting to work through the smaller things can build resentment in a relationship, even leading to drastic measures such as divorce.
Neglecting to appreciate the small things can lead to a negative attitude & lack of appreciation, which makes a person utterly miserable.
Never forget, Dear Reader, that there really isn’t such a thing as “small foxes” in life. Little things can contain a great deal of power. They need to be dealt with wisely.
One day a few months ago, I’d had a frustrating day. One of those days when nothing seemed to go right. I finally had enough & wanted to relax in bed, watching tv for a bit before falling asleep. I showered, got into my comfiest pajamas, & pulled back the covers to get into bed when I found one of my cats peed on my bed. I didn’t even remember the last time this happened. It’s incredibly rare! At first I wanted to cry out of sheer frustration. I began to whine to God, when I felt His calm come over me. Instead of frustration, I felt I needed to take a deep breath. I did & the reality of my situation sunk in rather than frustration. I’d planned on changing my bed linens the following morning- I was simply doing it a little earlier than expected. And, I have a waterbed. Basically, it’s a big vinyl bag of water, so the pee didn’t absorb into the mattress like it would with a traditional mattress. It wasn’t a huge deal.
When frustrations happen, I urge you to do the same thing I did. Stop. Talk to God. Take a deep breath to relax. Then think about your situation realistically. Is it really a big deal the thing happened? If not? Don’t worry about it. If so? Work through it. Talk to God. Confront someone if need be, in a gentle manner of course. Not sure how to do that? Ask God to show you what to do & how to do it. He will!
I know that frustrating things can feel like a huge deal, especially after a bad day or if you have anxiety, depression, PTSD or C-PTSD. They don’t always have to be a huge deal though, Dear Reader. God can help you to have a healthy perspective, so let Him!