This week our simplifying challenge is to focus on where you are storing your treasure. As I read Psalm 49 this morning, I was inspired by the commentary in my study Bible:
We are deceived everyday into thinking our lives will last forever. We are deceived in thinking all the earthly pleasures here will satisfy us. Sure some of them do, but for a limited time. As my Grandma used to say, “You can’t take it with you.” And she was right.
What we have here, is just a blink of an eye. We are just passing through into something far beyond compare for those who are in Christ. Yet, we live like this is it. We spend time toiling and collecting for here, and don’t really focus on eternity. Yet eternity matters.
I am working this week to focus on doing more things for eternity. I am determined to keep my mind focused on the things that matter.
How I am doing it:
- Reading my Bible first thing in the morning. I always am more focused when I fix my eyes on Him.
- Less computer time. I am on the computer to keep my businesses going, but I have set strict hours for myself and when time is up time is up. I want to invest my time more with my kids and family. Completely focused.
- Reevaluating the things I think I need. Material things. We need so little, but want so much. Yet, the more time I spend with God, and the more I fix my eyes on eternity, the less my desire for earthly “stuff.”
- Investing more in people than in things. Going out of my way to share Christ’s love with those around me everyday. Taking the focus off of myself and my own comfort, for others. Even when I don’t feel like it, going out of my way to be a witness for Jesus.
What are you going to do this week to simplify, so that you can store treasure in heaven?
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Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom learning to live more simply and keep God at the center of it all. She is the author of three best-selling homeschooling books and writes at Simply Living for Him. She speaks nationally at homeschooling conventions and recently was a speaker at the Family Bible Conference in Washington, DC. Her passion is to help others clear the clutter from their lives, seek God first, and to encourage women and families to get in the Word every day.
In 2016, she founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat, which is a time of rest and renewal for all women seeking Jesus. She enjoys life on her hobby farm with her husband and four children. Together they are a work-at-home family pursuing a simple life with purpose and, above all, seeking to glorify God in all they do.