Do Chronic Challenges Bring Chaos?

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In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. Genesis 1:1-31

I live a cluttered life.

As my body has gotten more reluctant to perform, the chaos and clutter have grown.

So, it’s not surprising that the voice whispering in my ear is whispering, “Simplify.”

That goes so against my nature.

I tend to complicate things more than simplify them.

I once joked that I had bought a book on organization and then lost it in the clutter.

(True story …)

So … here I am with the word simplify in my mind - and no idea where I can even start.

So, I look to Scripture … and right there, in the very beginning, I see God creating order.  Making sense out of chaos.  Methodically separating and creating.

That speaks to me.

So ….  I need to learn how to simplify my life.  I feel as if the stuff in my life owns me rather than me owning my stuff.

How about your lives?  Are they filled with things that take away from your walk with Christ rather than add to it?

I am wondering if that is not part of the solution.  Examining the material things in my life and asking that very questions.  The same for my activities. Does this take away from my journey - or does it add to it.  For me, it might be a first step.

If you are one of those born-organized people, are you able to stay on top of things while facing health challenges?  Are you able to keep chaos to a minimum?

Is God calling you to pare down to create a simpler lifestyle?  

And the most important question for me - can you share how you are doing it?

Be blessed dear readers. 

I pray your life be a simple one, focused on Him.

and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fulness of God.  Ephesians 3:19

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