How to keep life simple

Do not pray for easy lives quote

I was stressed to the max. Bills to be paid, errands to run, packing and unpacking and packing again for back to back company travel, and I couldn’t find my favourite lip colour. The last few weeks of my life were so filled that I had three different To Do Lists in different places – I was trying so hard to be in control of the uncontrollable!

But that’s when I came across this message by Joyce Meyer simply entitled “Simple Life”. Before I even uploaded the video I was saying to myself: “Simple life … yeah right … no-one’s life can ever be simple; way too many variables and too many people with agendas out to get you aka resistance is futile.”  And yes, you may be wondering how I could feel this way as a Christian, as someone who should know and believe without a shadow of doubt that God has her back no matter what happens. My response is that I do believe – most of the time anyway – because in all honesty it’s those other times that are the challenge.

Which leads me to my usual disclaimer. I don’t pretend to know it all or be it all. I’m a human being trying to walk the talk as best as she can while admitting that some days I just want to give up because it’s way too much effort to be kind to the unkind, do the right thing when you have been wronged or love the unlovable.  And I guess because I realise it’s hard for me I would never judge another person who may not be on top of life right now because we’re all in this human boat together.

My plan of action now is to take Joyce Meyer’s advice by:

  • not trying to change my circumstances per se but look to changing my perception of what’s happening to me
  • being thankful for what I’m going through as I grow stronger
  • and fully celebrating the present moment.

I realise I can rant and rave and kick up a fuss about working overtime or waiting more than five hours in an airport for a connecting flight or having to tell Nathan one more time to make up his bed before we leave home OR I can quietly implement a feasible coping mechanism … the choice is mine.  Wish me luck!

End Notes

  • Do you find it hard to keep the things in your life simple?
  • Can you relate to this post in any way?
  • Apart from changing our attitudes how else can we keep it together when the world around us is fall apart?

Share by leaving me a comment and include a note of encouragement 🙂

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Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; story teller and best-selling author; happy to follow God's lead and to live my mantra: "you've gotta be a rainbow in the lives of others when it rains."

2 thoughts on “How to keep life simple”

  1. Wonderful reminder of how life takes over and the difficult challenges we all face as Christians everyday. It’s not always easy to “do the right thing,” but if we live simply with gratitude our perceptions change and things are put into perspective.

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