Friday, October 01, 2010
(But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve) your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity (of devotion to Christ). So writes Paul in his letters to the Corinthians (2, 11:2-4).
Saying yes to too many things clutters my mind, and that clutter leaves insufficient room for devotion to God/Christ, family and friends. Going to the gym or biking is time for myself. Even though I enjoy the time with myself, I never really stop to bask in its joy. Once the time passes, I rush off to the next event/point.
But why am I rushing? Because I have too many things to do and too many places to be. Busy, busy, busy. I found that I filled every little void with something to do. There was so much rush (and stress) that my "me time" wasn't as mentally or spiritually beneficial as I believe it could be.
So to keep things simple, I have decided to unclutter my mind by clearing my schedule, stop rushing, making time for devotion, meditating, experiencing the joys of an accomplishment (Proverbs 13:19 says "a desire accomplished is sweet to the soul) and employing the power of the words "No" and "Yes".
Man, I will be busy trying to keep things simple.