Keeping It Simple

keep it simple

The other day in one of my men’s groups a question came up that I have been thinking a lot about lately.  The question was, “Don’t you think being a Christian is really hard?”  Years ago, before I stepped over the faith line, I would have answered with a resounding yes.  But that was before I learned that serving God is not complicated at all.

We are the ones who are complicated and we are the ones who complicate serving God.  Before I realized this simple fact, it was so easy for me to complicate things, no matter how simple the task was.

I’m so thankful that I’ve learned, and am still learning, to keep things simple.  This is something all of us need to apply to our lives and our relationship with God.  If we let our relationship with God get too complicated, it just won’t work.

The book of Luke makes this idea crystal clear.

Luke 18:17 (HCSB)

17 I assure you: Whoever does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.

Children are pretty good at keeping things simple and that seems to be something we lose as we get older.  Now, this does not mean if you’re complicated you can’t go to heaven, but it will keep us from living the kingdom life God wants us to experience right now.  To experience a bit of this kingdom life (what life in heaven will be like), we must do it as a little child.  In my case, a BIG child.

One thing that’s really cool about children is they pretty much believe what you tell them.  I think that is one of the best things that we can do too.  For us, this means we need to read God’s Word, believe it, and do it.

Sometimes we can get tripped up at the believing step.  First, you have to believe the Word above how you feel.  Second, you have to believe it above your own thoughts.  If your thoughts don’t line up with the Word of God, your thoughts are wrong.  And third, you have to believe it above what other people say.  Even if someone told you for years that you weren’t any good, they were wrong and God was right.  It really is that simple.

We can wear ourselves out trying to impress each other and trying to figure things out, but God is simply calling us to come to Him as a child.  No matter what the situation is, how we feel, what we think or what others may say, we need to be able to say, “You know, this may not make any sense, but I simply believe God.”

Remember that serving God isn’t complicated.  You just need to read His Word, believe it and do it.  I promise that it’s works every time.  It’s that simple.

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About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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