Many people long for and desire a more simple life. We look at other people who to us appear to have a more simple life than the average. Often times, some of those appearing to live a simpler …
Many people long for and desire a more simple life. We look at other people who to us appear to have a more simple life than the average. Often times, some of those appearing to live a simpler lifestyle are seething inside, longing for the many things the world has to offer.
A structured life isn’t always a simple life. The strictly structured life can be frustrating when some unforeseen incident takes place in people’s lives. So often, those who experience it don’t know how to handle or cope with a deviation in their lives.
Opposite of a structured simple life, there is a hectic, frenzied and turbulent life style. There are people who are not satisfied unless every minute is spoken for, leaving no room for unforeseen happenings. The paramount problem that leads to a hectic life is that we have spent too much for the luxuries of life.
Too often, the desire to keep up with our peers places us into the position of reaching for the most possible income available. We commit ourselves to more jobs than we can handle successfully. In a frenzy, we almost work around the clock, depriving us from having a simpler life.
Other areas, denying us a simple life, we strive for all the gadgets and adult toys on most things we buy, be it automobile, homes or recreation.
The world has so many things we desire. There are a host of things we can easily do without, therefore giving us fewer monthly bills, more peace of mind and the enjoyence of a simpler life. Envy of what the peers have or the neighbors posses also is a contributing factor keeping us from living a simpler life.
What is first in our lives? Each one of us needs to stop and think, what are our priorities each day? We can think selfishly, we can think service to mankind and God, or we can think to be satisfied with what we have.
We struggle wistfully to re-create some vanished faculty of judgment, remembering bits and pieces of common place old wisdom as we live each day.
Actually, small children depict a simple life. As innocent children, they often just take things as they go along. In reality, there seems to not be much conflict in their lives as they simply just take every day as it is. Every day a new wonder, as they discover in simplicity the world as it is.
Summing it up, if we are not living a simple life, it could be because of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye or the pride of life.
I John 2:15- Do not love the world, or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the father is not in him.