I Dream of Simple Things

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Simplicity.

What picture pops in your mind when you hear that word?

Slowing down, catching up with those you love most, taking time to breathe, read, watch nature and have time to think. While these are simple joys, I think the better definition of the above would be relaxation.

Simplicity is not a circumstance, but a heart-stance. Too often we can be swept up in drama, drama, drama in our lives in the form of work or familial busyness, stress, and all the voices clamoring for our attention. The voices with the faces of yes, those we love most, but more often than not, much of social media and keeping up with so many people and everyone’s activities can take a toll and complicate our daily lives.

How often do we unwittingly complicate our daily lives by focusing more on the things happening all around us-yes, even the great things-but not the Author of our lives? Let go and let God is a popular catchphrase and it’s easy to think that it’s a one-time deal. We have got to continually let go and let God be God and leave it at that. He is the giver of all good things, and the bearer of our daily burdens if we but pause and be still before Him.

I believe it is crucial that we share everything, all our little and big messes, with the Lord, but then step back and leave the working out of our worries and drama and stress to the One who is sovereign over all. I’ll be real here with ya’ll; some days, it’s hard for me to let go and let God. It’s difficult for me, at times, to be fully transparent in communication with the One who knows my heart better than even I do. This is my very human pride muddling everything up, but I’m thru beating myself up over it. I am a work in progress sinner saved by the grace of God thru Christ Jesus. I admit, I sometimes miss when life was simpler like when I was younger, but when are we to ever depend upon our ever-changing circumstances for our happiness?

The Lord is so good to grant me moments of simple peace when I need it most and least expect it. I watched a sunset last night and just breathed. The moments are gifts to be cherished. But more than that, I am to cling to my Lord who works all things out together for good, and takes all my complications and stress and simplifies them with His perfect plan.

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Meghan About Meghan

I am a twenty year-old proud homeschool graduate, & aspiring author of inspirational historical fiction. My days are colored with the crazy, lovely, laughable, lessons-learned, & lovable between my awesome family, full time "day job" of medical receptionist that pays the bills...but most of all, my days are painted in grace unending, vast & free. This season of life where I'm at--I don't have a clue! But I am above all striving to live a life pleasing to my Sovereign Father God. Resting in His will, yet holding on tightly to His hand & daring to move on His path set before me.

Comments

  1. I see such a beautiful theme here and there in your writings, Meghan-to remember that we are works in progress. It’s such a humble, gracious perspective of ourselves through the lens of God’s lavish love for us. Its something that’s so easily lost on our hearts (something so often lost on me!) when we consider our Father God. I sense a seasoned spirit in you regarding that lesson, and I pray to learn it with that kind of rest in His kindness to work in my life. Thank you for that. :)

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