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Aug 18, 2015

In his book Simplify, Bill Hybels asks, “What would my schedule look like if God were in charge of it?” Perhaps your answer includes more quality time with those you love, less stress or less media. God designed humans for a healthy rhythm of work and rest, but a lack of balance can steal our joy and clutter our soul. The good news is, there’s a way out:

  1. Streamline your schedule. Before making a decision remember every time you say “yes” to something you’re saying “no” to something else. This practice will help you see more clearly what (and who) deserves your time, and ultimately what doesn’t.
  1. Strengthen your relationships. The book of Proverbs is full of wisdom, but there are three particularly strong themes in the text: trust God, care for others and live as a person of peace. If we fashion our lives around these themes, it will begin to simplify the way we talk and act, rooting our actions and words in love.
  1. Invest in eternity. Thinking long term can unclutter how we live today. For instance, what kind of legacy do you want to leave? Many Christians give their time, talents and money to bless ministries like Bethany Christian Services that align with their personal values, during their lifetime and even in their Wills. Developing an eternal perspective can help us to live intentionally now, and plan to bless lives for eternity.

For more ways to simplify your life, request our full report “5 Steps to an Uncluttered Soul” by contacting us at 866.905.7526 or email