I had a meeting today that I was a little stressed about. As usual, everything went well and all the time I spent stressing and worrying was pointless. God is in control. One of my favorite ways of chillin' after a meeting like this is to drive and listen to music. I chose to listen to Carrie Underwood today and was really blessed by her song 'So Small'. The song is really good from start to finish but the particular line that caught my attention was in the chorus...
"sometimes that mountain you've been climbing is just a grain of sand, and what you've been up there searching for forever, is in your hands,
oh when you figure out love is all that matters after all,
it sure makes everything else seem so small"
The truth is, we do struggle and stress over things that really are small when we look at the big picture. I got to thinking about all the things that fill our lives with worry and stress and here's something to think about. The greatest things in my life are my relationships. My relationship with the Lord, my wife, children, family, and friends. I could still enjoy all of these relationships without anything else, but I would not really enjoy all of life's other things without these relationships. "Love is all that matters after all".
The line "What you've been up there searching for forever, is in your hands" is pretty amazing too. It is very sad when we find ourselves feverishly chasing things that we think will make us happy, while all the while we already have them. Sometimes we need to go back and read 1 Timothy 6:6 and stop chasing things that will never satisfy.
There's another reason I like Carrie Underwood. If you look her up on Wikipedia you'll discover that she is a fellow Free Will Baptist. :)