Monday, November 9, 2020

November 9

Some things in my life complicate it, and I would like nothing more than to let those fall to the wayside. Although I can’t quit everything, there are some complications I could cut out that would lead to a simpler lifestyle with fewer distractions and responsibilities. I’ve already done this with my eating habits; I’ve cut sugar and grains because my body loathes them, and for that, I feel better. Though I didn’t grow up in an area with many homeowners associations, I now live in a townhouse with one that cares for my yard and keeps our community looking beautiful; no more yard work! Then, over the weekend, as part of my birthday gift, my husband installed keyless entries on our townhouse and condo; that’s what I’m talking about, ease of access! 

Most people do this as they get older, then add more carefree things to keep themselves occupied. I’m not trying to gain more time; I waste enough of that already, but with commitment comes responsibility. There is one commitment that I will not relinquish until God releases me, and that’s writing this daily devotional. I can’t even stop it. While on vacation, I took a break from posting, but I still wrote; I just didn’t post! 

We are all too busy, but we need to step back and see what we can do to simplify our lives. Jesus lived a simple life without a permanent home here on earth, but he committed to his teachings. I’m not saying that you should give up your home; I’m not. What gift did he give you? What can you do to downsize your life so you can do more of that? Assess your life and leave behind whatever you can; then pursue God’s calling on your life.

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.  John 15:16

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