I recently wrote in my journal, “Keep it simple.”
Life is certainly complicated and tends to be very stressful. I spent years praying that my circumstances would change so I could enjoy life, but finally realized I needed to change my approach to life.
How about you? Do you feel the effects of stress and have a desire for simpler days? We often talk of the “good old days,” when life was simpler, but that doesn’t help us much today. What we need is a change in our attitude and approach to life. Only foolish people think they can keep doing the same thing and get a different result.
Learn how to think more simply. Don’t think about too many things at once, or allow your schedule to get overcrowded. Saying no when you need to will help you keep your schedule manageable.
Lots of people want lots of things from us, but we don’t have to ruin our life and forfeit our joy to keep them happy. Take some time today to inventory your life. Ask yourself if you are enjoying it. If not, I urge you to make whatever adjustments are necessary in order to do so.
Prayer Starter: Father, I love You very much, and I am grateful for the life You have given me. I want to enjoy life and use my time wisely, and I ask for Your help in making any changes that are necessary for me to live simply and powerfully. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
From the devotional My Time with God by Joyce Meyer.