Lesson Number Twenty-Six: Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
So many wasted time do we have when we worry too much. We never know worrying over something does not help at all. Almost always we are carried by our emotions. We make spur of the moment decisions which we always regret later. What we forget is, many of the things that give us worries do not matter much after five years or less.
If we are to be happy; if we desire so much to improve ourselves, then we must take everything slowly, no matter how tempted are we to react at the very moment.
Always we must remember: there is no perfect situation; there is no perfect person; there is no perfect circumstance. We never know what will happen after five years or even the next day. Everything is in God's caring hands. Why fret, when God is in charge?
When faced with a near disaster situation, just close your eyes, take a deep breath, ask yourself, 'will this matter in five years?' Listen to God's voice. You may feel His answer in the deepest part of you. Then make a decision. Do not be afraid of committing the wrong one. As long as your ship is anchored in God, you could never go wrong.