“Few things are needed–indeed only one.” – Jesus (Luke 10:42a NIV)
It’s interesting how Jesus says this, yet too often we have so much stuff that places unnecessary burdens on our lives.
Yes, all things are permissible, but not all things are beneficial. In this new book I’m reading, which is called Simplify by Bill Hybels, he sums up an important lesson in the first chapter:
“If we don’t change how we live, our over-complicated world will begin to feel frighteningly normal. We will become accustomed to life at a frantic pace, no longer able to discriminate between the important and the unessential. And that’s the danger: When we fritter away our one and only life doing things that don’t really matter, we sacrifice the things that do matter.”
I don’t want to sacrifice for what doesn’t matter. And I guess that’s the thing about life: No matter what, we always let go of and sacrifice something. But it’s up to us whether we sacrifice our lives for something better or worse.
What are you sacrificing now?