Life feels very complicated at times…overwhelmingly so.
Work, homeschool, taxi-ing, cleaning, stocking, making, breaking, purchasing, preparing, storing, volunteering, leading, following, writing, reading, learning, washing, folding,…and on and on.
I’m not trying to complicate things…I just do.
Simple projects turn into huge undertakings all because I let one small idea morph into this monster ordeal. And, not to brag, they typically do well which only feeds the monster. Bigger and better becomes the standard. It’s fun; but highly exhausting for all involved.
That’s what I love about this verse.
“But I fear, lest somehow as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted FROM the simplicity that is in Christ.“ 2 Corinthians 11:3
Think about those words.
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What a comfort it is to know that Jesus didn’t come to complicate things.
He made it simple. “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)
No, it won’t make life simple. There is always stuff and people and ALL the things.
BUT, if we stay focused on Jesus…focus on the simplicity and purity found in Him, we can streamline our chaos and make wiser choices.
Ask yourself these questions:
Where is Jesus in all this?
Where is He working?
What is He trying to accomplish in me and through me in all this?
What is He orchestrating that I am over-complicating?
What am I doing for the glory of self rather than the glory of Christ?
God, show me what is of You and what is of me!
And then let go of some stuff!! Stop feeling bad for saying no to things that are just complicating what God really wants to do in you.
They are distractions.
They keep us from being truly fulfilled in Him. Even if they are good things, godly things, we have to know what is ours to take and what is not.
Don’t let, “feeling bad for saying no” and guilt take you captive.
Keep the first thing first…Jesus.
Trust Him with your workload.
Trust Him with your family and fighting children and no time to yourself.
Trust Him with your needs and cares and worries.
Do the jobs He has given you to do and say NO to what is not.
Stay focused on the simplicity that is in Christ.
Surrender it all to Him!