Examples of times that I have “strained out gnats and swallowed camels:”
- More concerned about making my point understood than about showing someone love
- So obsessed with preparations for an event that I didn’t enjoy the event
- Completely stressed about getting somewhere that I forgot to notice those who were traveling with me
- Convinced that my opinion about a desired outcome was infallible so I treated miracles like nuisances
There are only a few important things.
The time I spend making sure I focus on those things is time well spent.
(Swallowing a gnat is unpleasant, but swallowing a camel is a grossly inappropriate spectacle.)