This month we are walking the Path of Simplicity.
You’ll be glad to know this path doesn’t come with a list of do’s and don’ts.
I’ve never liked those as they’re a set up for a let down. I fail at even one then feel like a failure and quit trying altogether.
Simplicity is defined differently for each of us but it begins with the same question for all of us. What is “essential” to you?
Aside from food, clothing and shelter, what do you consider your absolute “necessities” for healthy living, emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually?
One of mine is solitude, quiet moments that allow me to exhale, get my second wind, renew my energy and revive my hope.
Without them, I become anxious, easily agitated, unable to focus and think wisely.
Past experience has taught me to purposely schedule periodic pauses to pray, allowing God to lead, especially in matters I struggle with. Otherwise I tend to be dictated by my emotions and make regretful choices. It never ends well!
A purposeful, faith-backed prayer makes all the difference.
I believe it’s not the amount of minutes we pray but the amount of faith we fuel our prayers with. Jesus said faith moves mountains but He never mentions minutes.
Simplicity is paring down on purpose and with a defined purpose until nothing remains but your essentials.
Simplicity can’t exist with excess because simplicity is elegance. Excess is the opposite of elegance.
Like a home renovation, simplicity starts by first removing what’s no longer needed then rebuilding as instructed by God, our Master Architect.
Decisions must be made, some challenging but crucial to creating simplicity but it’ll be worth it.
At the month’s end, I am confident your life will look completely different.
Along the way, please take time to press pause when necessary then reset your pace and reformat your daily routines and habits until you’ve created your definition of simplicity.
Are you in? Will you walk with me?
I ’ll be taking this path too, sharing my own before/after and path experiences on social media. Click HERE to follow along on Facebook and HERE for Instagram. I hope you will share your’s too with the online community!
Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:23 – 24