It’s not a great revelation that the more complicated our lives become, the more lost we get in it.
My garage is complicated, although it doesn’t really need to be. I have many different household items sorted into various sized boxes… somewhat organized, which is great. The problem is my miscellaneous stuff hasn’t found the right box to live in yet. All those little oddities that I keep moving from place to place really should move out of the garage into “outer darkness.”
Our lives can also take off in multiple directions. The more stuff you’ve got going, the less time you have for the real important things in life... like family.
This past week my wife's extended family gathered for a reunion and people came from all over the US and Canada. Of the 80+ that came I knew less than 10, but it was interesting to hear about their lives. Now we have new 'friends' we can visit when travel opportunities come. So glad I made the choice to attend.
Like you, in my own busy life between family, work, church, & community I attempt to prioritize. Sometimes better, sometimes not.
For our own well being and those we care about it’s in our best interest to simplify.
So, what can I simplify today?
Love God and love others... and others should include your family. Sounds simple enough, and it has the "Jesus seal of approval". Let's get a clue what to do from the maker of... stuff.