Monday, November 22, 2010

Simplify!



For awhile now I’ve felt like I’ve just been one big mess of clutter.

If you look in the dictionary the definition of clutter is mess, disorder, jumble.

How many of you can say your lives feel like that right now?

I’ve felt like my mind has been going every which way and nothing has made sense and it makes it so hard to focus on anything.

Right now I just want to simplify. I have a sign in my house that hangs and it just simply says “Simplify”…

We should all just meditate on that one simple word. Would make such a world of difference.

I’m not even close to where I should be but during this past week God has been showing me the act of decluttering!!

To simplify (there’s that word again, ha) or get rid of mess, disorder, complications, etc., declutter your life.

Now, I’m not talking about the laundry sitting there waiting to be folded, the dishes to be washed, the stack of papers, or the mail sitting on the counter.

But I’m talking about the stuff that occupies our minds and thoughts. All the stuff that clutter over the important stuff. The stuff that truly matters.

You just have to declutter and simplify.

Simplify....I’m liking that word more and more everyday!

And as we begin the process of decluttering, the more and more we see God! And in the words of Francis Chan in the book Crazy Love (which I just started and already love it), God's tremendous worth becomes more apparent as we see our own puny selves in comparison.

Preach is Mr. Chan!

A great little side note: My Granny's chemo medicine did not come in thru the pharmacy today and she was supposed to have her next treatment tomorrow. So it's being post poned till next week. So she'll be able to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and not feel crummy. We celebrate the little blessings! :)

6 comments:

Adorably Distracted... said...

Good luck! I'm working on that also and i don't think it's as easy as it should be!!

Melissa said...

My Bible study group is reading the book "Living a Life of Balance" by Marilyn Meberg. Anyway, the book is about balancing out the important things in life. It's something we all struggle with.

HEATHER said...

Great post. This is something I struggle with daily.

Crazy Love is a great book... It'll change your life, your outlook on life and help you realize the important things in life.

Jess :) said...

I LOVE "Crazy Love" and have you been reading "Sabbath?" That's pretty awesome, too!!! However, I'm WAAAAAAAAY behind on Book Club, but I'm hoping to get back on track/finish it this weekend!

I completely agree about the whole simplifying thing. SO TRUE. SO TRUE! And...we need to chat about this latest 'meeting' with a certain you-know-who!! ;) :)


Love and Hugs

Angie said...

I love the word simplify! If we all would take a little time to focus on this one word, the world would be so much easier to live in :o)

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I love this post. I am embracing this philosophy and removing things from my life that clutter it up and makes me crazy! I'm feeling better already. :)