“Leave your simple ways and live. . . “
What’s the difference between those who walk in wisdom and those who don’t?
Wise people run from ways that are simple because they want to simply live.
No, I don’t mean wise people live complicated lives. I simply mean wise people don’t take the simple path. Wise people don’t live for the simple, the easy, the comfortable, the constant pursuit of ‘me time.’ Wise people know that the disciplined life brings much more joy than the simple life of pursuing fleeting pleasures.
Wise people go ahead and think through a hard issue instead of simply leaving it to someone else to solve.
Wise people come home and serve their family after a long day at work instead of simply sitting in front of the TV.
Wise people sit in their seat and talk instead of simply going back to the buffet for the third time.
Wise people get up to meet with God instead of simply hitting snooze 17 times.
Wise people lovingly rebuke a brother rather than simply laughing with everyone else.
Wise people listen to their spouses and kids instead of simply checking Twitter . . . again.
Wise people go ahead and have that conversation instead of simply walking away until a “better time” comes along.
Most people aren’t wise because they simply want what is simple.
Those rare, wise people? They don’t want to be like most people. They push through the non-simple stuff to experience true life.
13Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
What simple ways to you need to leave?
What day is it?
A day you can choose to experience true life.