I’m Going to Make a Really Long Title to Highlight the Theme of Things Being Complicated

Never Turn Down Ice Cream

June 11th, 2014Posted by Brian

Life is complicated.

Have you ever wondered why it has to be so complicated?  I understand that we are sinful people, and that Adam and Eve’s sin (which you can read about in Genesis 3) messed a lot up.

I know all that, but I still wish that life weren’t so complicated.  I go through days where I mess a lot up.  Maybe I overthink too much.  Maybe I focus on movies and video games more than I focus on God.  Maybe I…okay, I can’t think of anything else right now.  You get my drift, though, right?

We make life so complicated sometimes.  Before I fell asleep the other night, I thought about it.  What if we could start over?

There are a bunch of songs that talk about that idea.  “Eden” by Phil Wickham and “Good (Adam & Eve)” by Matthew West and Leigh Nash talk about going back to a time before sin and living like Adam and Eve did before the fall.

But, we can’t go back.  Time travel is not realistic.  We can’t change the past.  And that sounds sad.

We can work on our present, though.

Growing to trust God more can help us un-complicated life.  Let’s go with my examples.  I need to trust Christ with my overthinking.  I need to focus on God more than on movies and video games. 

It can be difficult, but I don’t think it has to be.  If we just trusted God, maybe life would be a bit less complicated (I’m pretty sure I’ve written this before…).

Only God can fully un-complicate a life.  For Christians, that will happen in heaven, like this verse in Revelation says:

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” – Revelation 21:4

I like it.  God at the center.  God as the focus.

No more complications.

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