Life can get complicated, can’t it? We live in a busy world with a lot going on. The pace is frenetic and the outside world is constantly barraging us with news, noise, and negativity.

It’s all too easy to get sucked up in the whirlpool of it all;a downward spiral of never ending things to do, places to go, and stuff to take care of resulting in constant activity and very little downtime.

But wait. There is an answer to it all, and the answer is this. Keep it simple. Apply this concept to every area of life and see what happens. Start with your wardrobe perhaps. Downsize. What haven’t you worn in the past year? What don’t you feel good in? Chuck it – give it to a friend, Goodwill, or trash. Next move on to one room of your house. Same idea. Do you really need all those items to clean, dust, and insure?

Personally, I can’t stand clutter. It smothers me. I need space and light. It seems like stuff accumulates: gifts from friends we don’t need, use, or want, old items we are saving for some sentimental reason. Live in the present and have done with old stuff from the past. Chances are your kids aren’t going to want anything old you may be saving anyway.

When we declutter our lives, we make room for God to bring in something new. Now isn’t that a concept? Like preparing for the birth of a new baby, we must make space in our lives for new life.

What is it that is cluttering your life? What are you holding on to that no longer serves its purpose? It may be material possessions but it could also be old patterns of thinking that clutter our mind and prevent us from seeing life in new ways. Simplify your life and see what new thing shows up. I can’t wait to hear from you!

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