Last week we got a new shower curtain.
I don’t like it.
It is thin, and sticks to you.
A few days ago I was in the shower peeling the shower curtain off of me for the umpteenth time, and out of the corner of my eye, I saw a spider, and Internet, there may or may not have been some jumping and squealing.
Okay, there was some jumping and squealing.
After I backed as far away as I could I took another look, and low and behold, it was the weight on the bottom of the shower curtain.
Huge mental sigh of relief.
But throughout the rest of the shower, I’d look at that stupid weight again and again just to make sure it wasn’t a spider even though I knew it wasn’t.
But it got me to thinking.
You know we as humans see much of our difficulties out of the corner of our eyes.
We perceive a spider, we jump, we squeal, we worry and complain only to realize that it was a silly weight…a bit of nothing to be concerned about.
And while we breath a huge mental sigh of relief, we have wasted a huge amount of energy jumping and squealing and worrying and complaining.
We even look at it again and again just to be sure it isn’t what we thought.
Matthew 6:34 says “So, don’t worry about tomorrow because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
This year, this is what I’m gonna work on, not worrying about the peripheral, but concentrating on just what is in front of me.