One of the biggest lies we’ve bought into as a society is that we must have more, more, more, increasing our already insatiable appetite for bigger and better, latest and greatest. The slogan ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ now reads ‘eat our dust, Joneses.’
But in all honesty, less really is more. There is freedom in simplicity. And there is freedom when we refuse to continue trying to impress those around us. There’s a tremendous shift that needs to happen so we can move toward placing a higher value on the things of God rather than the things of this world.
We can role model this freedom to our children by practicing gratitude for what we already have and clinging to those things which are simple—yet eternal.
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” - Galatians 5:1
Renee Davis is a boy mom, PPD survivor, recovering fear-a-holic, and former educator. She lives on Christ and caffeine as she attempts to finally transcend mediocrity and live the life Jesus died for her to have. When not tied to her desktop and swimming in coffee, the native Floridian can be found wherever the water is salty, spending time with her son and husband of 15 years.
She’s a contributor to The Good Men Project, Crosswalk, and, most recently, The Washington Post. You can learn more about Renee’s journey and her passion for helping women find their worth in the Word, not the world, at The [email protected] Scribe.
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