I’ve always challenged other people to keep life simple (but rarely do that myself). We SO overcomplicate our life and especially our relationship with God. The K.I.S.S. principle has always meant to Keep It Simple Stupid. But for me, I’m trying hard to change all of my innate negativity to more positive thinking, so I changed this acronym to Keep It Simple SMART. It’s actually really SMART to keep life simple. Most of us overthink EVERYTHING and then worry too much, control too much and instead of living a SMART life, actually live a STUPID life thinking WE are in control of everything!
Luke 18:15-17 (MSG)
15-17 People brought babies to Jesus, hoping he might touch them. When the disciples saw it, they shooed them off. Jesus called them back. “Let these children alone. Don’t get between them and me. These children are the kingdom’s pride and joy. Mark this: Unless you accept God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never get in.
So, What… for This Week?
Do you PRIDE yourself on being logical? Are you OVERLY analytical? If so, chances are you are NOT keeping life simple then. Can you live a more simple, trusting lifestyle that will give you more peace and contentment? Try accepting God like a child and keep life simple and SMART and stop being STUPID!