Today, I wanted to share some practical ways that we can simplify our lives, avoid distractions and frustrations by prioritizing.
We live in a world that advises us to hustle and to do a gazillion things to get a head. These things can not only become distractions but they can seriously cause us to lose sight of priorities and cause unnecessary problems in our lives.
In order to simplify our lives we have to determine what things in our lives are activites and what things are priorities.
In Luke 10:41-42 Martha chose to make being a good hostess a priority but her sister Mary made sitting at Jesus feet and hearing what He had to say her priority. When Martha became frustrated (she was totally distracted and focused on the wrong things) and asked Jesus to check Mary for not helping her Jesus responded “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her”
So what did Mary do that made her able to relax and keep it simple??
Made God and the things of God her priority
Sitting and learning from Jesus was more important to her than running around and being a good hostess.
The truth is without the presence of God nothing we attempt will be fruitful anyway. We should make it a habit to pray daily, seek guidance/direction 1st before moving throughout the day. Once we make being in God’s presence a priority we can make it a habit to live in His peace.
Today I am challenging you to make a list of activities and then make a separate list of priorities. This week be sure to put the priorities before the activities and watch how God moves in your life. I’m challenging myself too!!!
Share your tips to simplifying your life below!