“There isn’t enough room in your mind for worry and faith. You must decide which one will live there.”
-a quote from Pinterest
In the month of May, I completed Debbie Inak’s Think on These Things Scripture Writing Challenge, which focused on the theme of rest. Throughout the month, I felt God calling me to move in the direction of rest. So, being me, I read a book called Spiritual Whitespace by Bonnie Gray and decided that what I needed to do was not work on Sundays (not exactly what the book meant by rest!). But, I wasn’t wanting to admit that I really was unable to truly rest.
It wasn’t until I attended one of my church’s Bible study on Wednesday night and the subject was on REST (in Hebrews 4) that I realized I needed to do something. Not working on Sunday is not the same as actively resting, and I finally realized that. Even though I have realized this, I still have a problem. I have no room in my life for rest as God intended (more on that another time).
Thus begins my journey to simplicity. Now, I’m not going full-on minimalist or anything like that. I’m just going to do what I can and be content with that.
Besides rest, I have come up with a couple of other reasons to simplify my life:
- Less stress
- Fewer decisions
- More defined priorities
- More time
- See God better
- Be more intentional
To get started, I am focusing on one or two specific aspects of life at a time:
- Slow eating
- Planning and reviewing
- Managing screen time
- Creating routines
Has anyone else simplified recently? What did you simplify? Drop a comment below!!!