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Reasons to Live a Simple Life

Updated on August 5, 2020

Let's talk about 3 reasons why we should choose simplicity in our lives

We complicate things too much, we run for too many accomplishments, we are never tired of having things. And we start receiving them, more and more, but the more we have, the more we want. Stop for a moment and ask yourself this question: don't you think Jesus called us to a life of simplicity and sufficiency? A life where we don't really need the newest car, 20 pair of shoes and 3 wardrobes of clothes. I always think about this precious verse in Matthew 6:21: " Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be". I am going to write 3 reasons why I think that we should try and live simple lives.

1. It is God's will

We were called to be humble, grateful for what we have and avoid extravagance. Of course, God sometimes is blessing us with an abundance of material blessings and we should be grateful for this. But we can choose to be wise on how we live our lives and don't forget that less is more and the treasure we have on earth won't lead us in heaven. Is the state of our hearts that will show us where we stand and how to live the life God intended for us. In 1 Thessalonians 4:11 we find out how important is for God to be simple: "Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands...". So the point is, don't run after too many things in life, learn to be happy in the simplicity of your home and family, learn when to say "enough it's enough".

2. You will find freedom in simplicity

For example, I am a homesteader, so I like to do loads of things in my house and in my garden. I like to plant vegetables and herbs because I feel like I have the freedom to choose what I eat. For the same reason, I am baking bread and I make jam. The sense of freedom I get by doing this is because I know that I chose the ingredients I used, and the result is delicious. Another example is, when you choose to avoid extravagant clothing and become more simple in the way you dress, it means that you don't care what the people say about the brand of the item you wore and you discover freedom. People's opinions take a lot of our freedom because we try to impress, and that is a trap that makes life complicated. This are just few of many examples that can apply at this point. Think about all the way you complicate things and imagine how better life would be by finding simple ways to live. We don't need hundreds of material possessions, is the pressure of the world that makes us think we have to buy every day new things. Imagine how it would be to be free of this influence and try to avoid consumerism that is only a way to feel a whole in our life.

3. It is healthy for your family life

It is very good to have friends, to have family around you and be able to enjoy life together. Ideally, we would spend time with them every day and kiss them on the forehead at night. But what about that stressful job that keeps you all day long in the office or factory, or other institution? It is understandable that when someone doesn't have a choice and have to pay their bills and mortgage you would say this is it, this is my life. But what if we do have a choice? What if we change the job and find something more convenient where we can actually see our family? Try and look for options, don't get stuck on commodity and having more and more money. Be grateful with less and prioritize your family over everything else. Money come and go, but family stays. Choosing a more simple job that gives you time for the dear ones, means choosing a simpler life. We don't always need a career to be happy, we need God to give us the wisdom on how to manage our finances and simplify our life by choosing what really matters.

This article is for all those who feel like there is more to life than the meaningless pleasures of the world. This article is for the ones who believe that "Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be" (Matthew 6:21). When our aim is God's Kingdom, we will feel the desire of giving less importance to material benefits and look for what is eternal. Let's nurture our souls with what is good, peaceful and pure. There is where you will find simplicity and start practicing it more day by day.


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    • Andreea Nicolae profile imageAUTHOR

      Andreea Nicolae 

      5 weeks ago from Darlington, UK

      I hope it could be useful to you ☺️! Thank you!

    • Vandna Patel profile image

      thoughtsprocess 

      5 weeks ago from Navsari (India)

      I like the message. Beautifully expressed. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Andreea Nicolae profile imageAUTHOR

      Andreea Nicolae 

      5 weeks ago from Darlington, UK

      Thank you, yes...we need to start looking for simple things in life and be grateful!

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Welcome to HubPages! I like the message, especially the reminder to be grateful for less. We miss so much by constantly searching and not appreciating what we find. Thank you.

    • Andreea Nicolae profile imageAUTHOR

      Andreea Nicolae 

      6 weeks ago from Darlington, UK

      Thank you! Life is not just about money, yes!

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I sure do like this message. So many "self help" writers just focus on making money. Interesting.

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