There’s a lot of competition when it comes to our attention. More than likely you’ve had moments when you’ve had so much going on that you tried to make room for everything. Unless you are superhuman, you probably ended up spread too thin, and just plain tired.

Simplification in every aspect is going to bring calm to your heart, mind, and spirit when it is accomplished and applied correctly.

If you attempt to simplify, you also will find that you also are more productive, focused, driven, and attentive in every area. Though, in any attempt to simplify, you must be intentional and use a whole lot of godly wisdom in what you choose to prioritize in your life.

Let’s just say you get three keys. These keys unlock the most important areas of your life and everything else that follows will be a result of the keys you choose to hold on to. 

As a believer, God should be the first key, the biggest key, and the most precious. If He’s the first, you’ll have everything you need to have success in everything else. Family? It’s your greatest mission field. Whether it’s your spouse, children, siblings, parents, etc., family needs to be key in your life. God’s people? Because we love God, we also need to love His people. We love, because we were first loved, and we cannot truly love Him if we don’t love our brothers and sisters in Christ. 

Notice how career and finances aren’t included? While important, they are never going to be eternal. 

Giving priority and time to these three keys will never be a waste. Focusing on them will remind you of what is important and what else can be placed aside or on hold, and will begin to shape how you act and what steps you take in the future.

It’s good to be focused, and it’s good to simplify. With the right things in the forefront, peace and purpose will always follow.

“We love each other because He loved us first. If someone says, “I love God,” but hates a fellow believer, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see? And He has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their fellow believers.” 1 John 4:19-21