Simplified & Focused Lives

Question: Are You a Christ-Follower? If so, read this and pray about how this will impact your life and the lives of people around you.

Scripture: Philippians 3:12-16

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 
Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 
I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.
All of us who are mature should embrace this point of view. And if you think differently about some issue, God will reveal this to you as well. 
Nevertheless, we must live up to what we have already attained.

A life of simplicity is never simple.

You will have to maintain it. You will have to fight for it. You will have to protect it.

Simplifying your life can be tiresome at the outset due to all the sifting you will need to do at the beginning. 

And that is hard.

Likewise, maintaining a life of simplicity is complicated because we were wired to think we have to have them all.

But do we really have to have, keep, treasure, secure them all?

How do you make your life as simple as it gets?

FOCUS.

This is a word that must be highlighted, underlined, and emboldened on our daily pages.

FOCUS.

If you have a goal, you will have to do this again and again.

FOCUS.

Why? Because you don’t want to waste your time anymore.

FOCUS.

Get a pen. Get a marker. A big marker with a big mark. And zero in on

FOCUS.

Sharpen it, and it will sharpen you.

Prayer:

Lord, how is my focus? Where is my focus? WHO is my focus? I don’t want to drift anymore. I want to be precise. I want to be laser-precise. I want to be what You want me to be.

Live it out now:

seedling plant

Unsubscribe. Purge. Declutter. You know what I’m talking about. Slowly reclaim your focus in the name of Jesus and allow Him to get hold of your attention.

Sisterly x,

Ruthie

Cross posted @ https://jupe.wordpress.com/2021/03/30/the-simple-life/

One thought on “Simplified & Focused Lives

  1. My husband and I always talk about, “simple doesn’t mean easy”. This applies to a lot, even with designing architectural spaces. We tend to complicate a lot of things. Focus was my word for the year 3 years ago. And I still use this word for we tend to get distracted, thanks for the reminder sis.

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