Sunday, October 6, 2013

Maybe We Make It Too Complicated

Should I move here or there?

Am I spending my money wisely enough?

Did I waste my time today on watching a movie?

We feel guilty for not doing a Bible Study. Beat ourselves up for not writing that note of encouragement. Internalize all that we said wrong.

And I just have to wonder – do we make it too complicated? Do we agonize over things that God weighs ever so lightly?

If we love God, love people, and serve Him where we’re at – isn’t that enough?

I think these are good questions to ask from time to time to keep our life balanced and maintain right priorities – but I don’t think they are deal breakers in being a good Christian or not.

I think maybe we over think and agonize over decisions, details, and choices maybe a bit too much. Maybe we should just simply live. Make the best choice we can and let the guilt, stress, and fear go.

I’m beginning to think more and more that maybe we need to just love God, serve Him and do what we want with the rest. Because usually, everything else will line up when the other two are in place.

God cares about what we care about. Not necessarily because HE cares about it, but because He cares about US!

I don’t think it really matters to Him if we get a black fridge or a white one. He can use us in whatever kind of car we drive (taking into consideration using wisdom in our finances when we purchased one), and any home we can invite Him into. He may not particularly care what street it’s on.

We have been given a blessed life.  But we make things too complicated as we go about navigating it all. Give God praise, honor, respect, and love. Serve Him with your time, finances, and heart. Then just live.

Just live. And love and be loved by Him as you do it.


Mimi the kitten said...

I love (and needed!) this. Reminds me of Augustine's famous quote, "Love God and do whatever you please: for the soul trained in love to God will do nothing to offend the One who is Beloved."

By the way...I almost never comment, but your words are a joy and a blessing to me more often than I can describe. Thank you for shining God's grace into this world. :-)

Dionna said...

Mimi -
I am SO glad that you took a moment to stop lurking and leave me a comment! I was so encouraged by your words and knowing that you are blessed by what I write.

I hope you'll give me feedback on future posts as well. :)