Too much me-ing will make life seem meaningless

Meaninglessness happens when nothing becomes the focus of your life. Too much me-ing makes life seem meaningless. We all need a higher purpose than me-ing (focusing on me).

Believing some things are morally wrong isn’t judging. It’s paying attention to your conscience. Equal rights but not equal approval. Respect rights, but don’t approve of things against your conscience. I have the right to my lifestyle, but I don’t have the right to demand your approval.

Boredom comes from the failure to enjoy. Guilt comes from enjoying the wrong things. If you feel like you “can’t say no” to something, at least don’t say “yes” to it without checking with your conscience first.

Nature’s patterns are not meaningless, but purposeful, functional, and inspirational. Look-see. Life is God’s kaleidoscope, continuously creating countless, charming collages and captivating appreciative hearts. Too much explaination can melt away the meaning of life’s mysteries.

Happiness won’t make you successful, famous, rich, or problem-free, but it will make you feel good and enjoy your life. Some people need a compelling reason to give up their unhappiness, but never can seem to find one. Spontaneous laughter allows the human heart to freely celebrate its hidden joys.

Pessimism and negativity are symptoms of appreciation deficit disorder. If we would just give up our misery, many of our addictions would fade away. All problems aren’t created equal, why give them equal stress? Discernment is important. Entertainment too often becomes inner stain-ment, staining our heart & mind with negativity and dysfunction.

To truly hear is to let your heart be touched by what someone says. If you try to make up reality, you’ll sink down into lies. However, when people feel safely loved enough to share their deeply felt secrets, relationships soar to new heights.

When meaning is missing, life morphs into a mess. Logic can never lift a sense of meaningless off your back, but intuition, inspiration, and the risen Jesus can! One reason that I love reading the Bible is that it inspires me to believe that life is always significant and filled with purpose.

Pride boasts of superiority; humility embraces equality. Perhaps the world needs a Humility Month and Humility Parades.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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