Would you describe your life is complicated? Or would you call it complex? You know, I wonder if at times we each think our lives are that way? Yes, life can be complicated because we are each living a real life. But does it have to be so complicated? Journey with me for the next short while here as we discuss the idea of uncomplicating your life and mine in this week’s episode.
I ran across a quote the other day that really is the basis for this episode. It read, “Life is as simple or as complicated as we make it.” –Donna Smallin
I say Donna is absolutely right.
So, how do we uncomplicate your life and mine?
Isn’t it true how some people just seem to always have issues and complications in their lives? As an example, every time I talk or spend time with a certain acquaintance I hear of a new problem she’s dealing with. Seriously. Every single time. There’s always a new challenge she’s working through or an issue or dilemma she’s facing. I feel bad for her and I pray for her, but goodness, no one else I know deals with such complications in life. We all have problems, and no one person’s life is perfect. I’m not judging her, I’m just stating facts.
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” –Confucius
Yet, I have another friend who is twenty years older than me. She had a life-threatening disease when she was a child which still causes her pain and discomfort today. But you’d never know it. She smiles the brightest smile, she voices the most encouraging words, and she serves God and others as if it was her job. Because that’s what she does. Her life is far from perfect and she deals with more problems than I ever know about. But that’s not her focus. Living a joy-filled life is her focus, and she would never describe her life as “complicated.” Because to her, it’s not.
When living a joy-filled life is our focus, life becomes less complicated.
Because we don’t see life through complicated eyes. We see it through joy-filled eyes. And that makes all the difference. No, life may not always be easy, but we can choose how we life it. We can choose to remain joyful no matter what’s happening in life.
In this episode, I share 7 practical ways to uncomplicate your life, with coordinating Bible verses as references.
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In John 10:10 it says Jesus came to give us an abundant life. Not a complicated life. The life He desires for us to live is simple and uncomplicated. Let’s uncomplicate your life and mine, beginning today.
I appreciate you, friend. God bless you!
Links in this episode:
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 MSG
Matthew 6:33 NCV
Galatians 6:9 TLB
Colossians 3:9 MSG
1 Corinthians 14:40 ESV
Proverbs 13:20 MSG
Proverbs 29:25 GNT
Psalm 9:1 NIV
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