“‘I have the right to do anything,’ you say – but not everything is beneficial. ‘I have the right to do anything’ – but I will not be mastered by anything.”
-1 Corinthians 6:12

To be able to live a wondrous life in the kingdom of God, we must learn the Four Movements of the Wondrous Life. Yesterday we learned to move from distraction to being present with people. The second movement is to move from being cluttered to being simple.

We are very, very cluttered here in America. What is happening in a country where more is not enough? Every day, people get more and more and it’s still not enough. When what’s in our cabinets, in our drawers, in our cars, and in our houses is not enough, our lives become cluttered.

We say yes to everything when we don’t have a yes to give. We’re constantly going and doing, and yet we never rest. Our lives, our minds, our hearts, our spirits are cluttered. We tell God, “I don’t have time to pray,” yet we have the same amount of time as everybody else. Time isn’t found, time is made, and we’re making time for things that don’t give us life.

Don’t clutter your life. Simplify your life.

(Tomorrow: Moving from procrastinating to making a decision.)

Prayer: Dear Lord, I will use my time to do what I need to do and then declutter the rest of my life to allow more time to connect with you and others. Amen.

Reflection: What could you do to declutter and simplify your life?

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