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Simplify

There's a call to simplify our lives, will you answer it?

There’s a lot going on in the world right now. This whole internet and smart phone thing has taken our need to connect to a new level.

The only problem is - we’re connecting with people hundreds of thousands of miles away while neglecting the very people we live with.

Have you gotten caught up? Do you find that you can’t go more than a few minutes without getting your fix of Facebook, Pinterest or [insert preferred social media here]?

Do you find that you’re having conversations with family and friends while your eyes are glued to your device and your fingers are busy scrolling through your news feed? I have.

A lot of persons are now realizing that there is a constant need to be connected and this is not necessarily a good thing.

Perhaps your challenge for this year is to simplify. 

Definitions

Take a break from the frantic pace of life and go back to a simpler time. A time before Facebook and Twitter between the norm and not the exception.

Now I’m not advocating going back to the days of one television station (definitely not!), but maybe it’s time to go back to basics. It’s time to simplify.

Dictionary.com defines simplify as “to make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier”. In Deuteronomy 6:5 we are challenged to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength” (NIV).

A Challenge to Simplify

Simplify: an attempt to focus on what truly matters.

Today I’m challenging us to love God more than our smart phones.

To love him more than we love the internet.

To speak about him even more frequently and passionately than we do our favorite TV shows.

Let us make an effort to disconnect from the high-tech world that we live in. It will really simplify our lives.

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Linking up with Lyli at #ThoughtProvokingThursday.

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