It seems everything is excessive now. Too much. Too big. It’s very overwhelming. Sports, holidays, shopping, and education all seem to have been blown out of proportion from their original intent. Generally, I like to lead a simple life; but with so much technology available, I am overwhelmed. Businesses have tried to make it easier to wade through life by creating apps to help us manage our lives. But now I’m staring at my phone most of the time while I’m trying to organize my life. The grocery store where I do most of my shopping now has an app! So I have to to hold my phone while pushing the grocery cart. I do this so I can remember the sales I’ve already found and marked on their app. Yay, no clipping coupons! But is this better?
Lord, I just want a simpler life for me and my family. I just don’t know how to do that anymore.
God’s word to us: First I want to tell you that you do lead a simpler life than the majority. But I see how when you look at all these things it’s still overwhelming. Some of these you’ve listed you’ve taken a very different route. So when you look at their version it’s overwhelming. Here is where I want you to look at me. Find me. And ask yourself what does God want me to do here? Am I doing what God requires me in this area of my life? And if the answer is yes, then move on. Don’t dwell on what others are doing. I don’t want you to have any extra weight on you, for the journey is long.
My Heart’s Cry for you is to keep your eyes on God and what He has made your life to be. And don’t worry about the excessiveness and busyness of the world.
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:6
Lord, I give you my mind that tends to wander to websites to see what everyone is else doing. If I add their stuff to my stuff it’s overwhelming! It makes me nervous and tired. It’s way too much! Help me be focused and single-minded in pursuit of you and the life you have given me. I want to be faithful to what my husband and I have decided is important for our family. Then the excessiveness and busyness of the world won’t bother me so much. Thank you for always hearing my heart’s cry and for always listening to me.