Compromised priorities, broken promises, impossible expectations, lifeless relationships, overloaded schedules, unrealized purposes, and unfulfilled dreams… day after day… hour after hour… people choosing to settle for what’s become “normal”; alive but not living, working every day at a job they hate, to buy stuff they don’t need, to pay off debt they’ve incurred, for the things they find don’t make them happy after all.
We’ve bought into the lie that we’ll finally be happy if we just have one more thing… if we just could look or act a certain way… but our empty quest for more has only left us overwhelmed, overloaded, overstuffed, overworked, overbooked, over-educated, overtired, over-committed, overindulgent, overdrawn, overdosed, overused, and overanxious.
Why do we insist on doing the same thing day in and day out when it’s killing us?
Marriages are falling apart, families fighting, kids struggling, people suffering alone spending time trying to be something they aren’t because they’re too afraid to be themselves. Pain and brokenness are all around us… largely due to the clutter inside of us.
What if in the quest for more, we’re missing out on something better? What if our life isn’t supposed to be about getting it perfect… or doing what seems logical… or being more busy… or having more stuff… or trying to fit in… or being what someone else thinks we should be? What if we’re missing something more crazy and less lifeless… more simple and less chaotic… more good and less awful just because we haven’t taken the risk?
CRAZY. SIMPLE. GOOD.
“Normal” may be a way of life… but it doesn’t have to be the only way. We were created for more than a life full of struggle, filled with clutter, and void of purpose. Debt, busyness, pain, regret, junk, brokenness, hurt, pain, sadness, hate, apathy, bitterness, unforgiveness, selfishness, jealousy, anger, turmoil, hopelessness, and dissatisfaction only keep us from the uncomplicated, unaffected, and unpolluted life we’ve been longing to live.
Quit wishing things different. Stop making excuses. You can choose to do something different to make your life better… even if it seems crazy to everyone else. It’s time to deal with all the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual clutter that’s been holding you back and choose to take the risk for something better.
Do something different! Be crazy, stir up the pot, embrace YOUR beautiful, and make some noise! Get simple by removing ALL the junk in your life; the physical clutter crowding the spaces in your life, the emotional clutter confusing your emotions, the mental clutter controlling your thoughts, and the spiritual clutter compromising your beliefs. Create good in the places where there is none… regardless of what everyone else is doing!