The craving for less, when what my flesh wants is more. It’s a tugging and pulling at my will and emotions. My spirit craves God, less of me, and more of Him. My flesh yells for MORE superficial things. More money, power, and physical gratification that make me feel good in the moment.
Simplicity gives boundaries. Practical, sensible boundaries. It is safe, because I invite God into my space to do as He pleases. I unhinge the reigns of control I’ve taken, yet again, and they break before me in a rusted pile of metal.
Free from wanting more.
Free from striving.
Free from the charade of proving myself.
Simplifying brings peace because that’s what our soul deeply desires.
A young child cries from her bedroom, “it’s not fair, I can’t wait until I’m an adult and can do anything I want to!”
We are the same. Our screams echo upward to a God who 100% knows what we really need and will thrive on.
So listen to God, dear soul. He gently reminds me:
When you think you need to prove yourself, find satisfaction in Me.
When you think you need more stuff, realize, you simply need more of Me.
When you think you need things to fill your schedule, it’s really Me that you are longing for.
Seek Me, God says. Over and over. He’s always there waiting. Yes, I’m running back to you Lord. I’ll jump up into your big, comfy lap and find the rest my soul is truly craving.
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