There are legitimate emergencies or tasks that must take precedence over everything. A real fire or a sick child, a broken down car. Things that you need to attend to. Then there are pesky sparks that turn into something they don't need to be.
My sidetrack was nothing more than trying to print directions from my laptop. It's probably a simple fix if I knew how to get it connected to my WiFi. I know, I'm sure 90% of you out there are rolling your eyes at how simple it really it. Anyway, the point is I let it take up an hour of my morning when I have a GPS in the car!
So, at this point, I can rearrange my priorities and get on with my day. There is no point in lamenting this mistake in judgment. On the other hand what if you have a real catastrophe? A sudden and widespread disaster, or any misfortune, mishap, or failure? Matthew 6:27 "Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"
Worry is a useless emotion, all it serves to accomplish is confusion, gray hair and wrinkles. It is likely to add fuel to the fire as opposed to dowsing it with water. Take a moment to evaluate the situation, then proceed with care. There is nothing so bad that panic won't make it worse. Pray and step out in faith.
My example is pretty lame, but, I know people who worry themselves over things they have no control over. Losing sleep, upset stomach, headache, is it worth it? In the end 80% of things we worry about never happen. Also, when the smoke clears, the damage will not be as bad as if you had stuck you panic to it.
Fantasizing the freedom to do my part and letting the chips fall where they may.