Simplicity

Purposeful Decrease 3.16.16

Over the past few years, it has felt like I have been losing large pieces of myself. Watching as my passions and dreams faded away with my health. As my strength and health is slowly (very slowly) returning, I am coming to see the new passions and dreams the Lord has given me through this season. My perspective on life has forever been altered. 

I have come to love simplicity. Through several moves in 3 years, it forced me to minimize our possessions. Only what fit in our cars made the cut, the rest had to go! It’s amazing how quickly things can accumulate back up though! Then as my strength was taken away and rarely made it out of the house, I found myself overwhelmed and annoyed with how much I owned. So much stuff. I am now determined to live the minimalist lifestyle. Decreasing my possessions so I can increase my life. Less is more.

Everything in my life correlates with my faith. So, as I have been thinking about minimalism, I wondered what this looked like spiritually. God then brought an opportunity to go through a book with two women from my church. A book that walks through Lent in a way that is not commonly done. It is “40 Days of Decrease” by Alicia Britt Chole. God is so good! Goes right along with what God had laid on my heart. John 3:30 says, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” 

In the coming weeks, I will be purposely implementing a life of decrease. Both in the physical sense, as well as, spiritually. I want to delve deeper into both and will share with you all as well. If you are interested in living a life of decrease, I would love someone to walk this journey with me. 

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2 thoughts on “Purposeful Decrease 3.16.16

  1. JD says:

    I really like the concept of minimalism. I went on a simple living journey a few years ago and even though I’ve eased off since, I still love simple living. I love decluttering regularly and distilling my values so that I can live a life closer to them. Look forward to reading more about your ‘decrease’ journey.

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    • Thanks! I have attempted in the past but never succeeded but I am in a different place in life now so I think I am more capable of actually applying it to my life. How was your journey a few years ago? Anything you learned that you would be open to sharing?

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