At the end of your day do you ever sit there and wonder what did you ACTUALLY accomplish that day? And the things that you did.... did they really matter?
Was your day full of love, grace, and mercy or did you find your grace cup empty because of distractions from those things we “think” are important?
Do you find that you are stressed out and overwhelmed instead of joyful and at peace? What robs you of the joy, grace, mercy, and love that you intentionally start your day with?
Where am I going with this?
The “American Dream” can turn in to a nightmare if we aren’t careful. We live in a society of “want”. We’ve all been there! You get something you’ve always wanted, but then a newer version comes along, and the original product isn’t what you still want. Instead, it becomes a source of dissatisfaction. We are hardwired to always need more, so if we’re not careful, eventually we are surrounded by possessions that we don’t want or don’t use and continue to want more, even filling voids with “things” for happiness instead of the One who matters who fills us with joy.
And we wonder why we’re in an overwhelming cycle of daily stress, lack of focus and complete exhaustion! Where’s the peace? Where’s the joy? Where’s the love? Are we having fun yet?? Don’t get me wrong, not all “stuff” is bad, but too much of anything will eventually crowd out the good. When does it become too much? IMO, when the clutter on the outside becomes the clutter on the inside that robs you, AND your family, of what’s really important. YOU, for starters!
What’s more important than anything else? YOU, completely present, loving God and your family first, then others. This is our ultimate purpose in life.
Makes COMPLETE sense!
For the past year, words like SIMPLICITY and MINIMALIST have been impressed on our lives. But what does that look like for each of us? For some, it’s simply downsizing too much “stuff”. For others, it may be identifying and removing whatever “IT” is that distracts you from what’s really important. The list of possibilities is endless. (Continued in comments)