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The #1 Way To Find Clarity In Life

Written by Josh Collins. Posted in Church, Community

Rounding out this weeks’ posts about community, I wanted to share something that has changed my life forever. Something easy but yet difficult and something extremely important.

I was once again reminded of this the other day from my community.

Its the #1 way to find clarity in your life.

Keep It Simple.

I’ve heard other versions, where by some people add a (Stupid) to the end and then use the handy acronym of KISS to sell it, but I can’t afford to pay Gene Simmons, and if indeed the idea is to Keep It Simple, then that last part is superfluous.

And I know all about superflous things, because I used to be in a band called that.

And we rocked.

Hard.

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*Photo by MinimalWall, Creative Commons

But seriously though, every time I start trending towards the 8 yr old version of myself, all full of drama, I’m reminded of this and take a step back.

This reminds me of how I’m called to live, careless in the care of God.

I’ve began, over time, to understand just how much freedom and peace there is from adopting this, and integrating in my life.

Then comes the magic.

Margin. Clarity. Sobriety.

The things that start to become so clear and easy to see, were the very same things I couldn’t quite figure out before.

Its awesome.

Do you need to remind yourself as you enter this weekend to keep it simple? Can you see how this could be the step, you’ve been missing? And that on the other side, is the peace you’ve been longing for?

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Josh Collins is a Communicator and Experience Architect who lives in Franklin, Tn. His passion is to create awesome experiences that change the way we engage audiences and help you do the same.
  • http://twitter.com/cupojoegirl Eileen Knowles

    When I was in recovery…I learned that Keep it Simple phrase too It helps when I try to run ahead of God and anticipate His next move. I need to trust Him right now, today. I love your quote “careless in the care of God” My day goes so much better when He stays in the driver’s seat.

    • http://thejoshcollins.com/ Josh Collins

      Sometimes it’s almost as if I have that phrase tatooed on my forehead, so that everytime I look in the mirror I see it! I constantly need to be reminded of it!

Posted on: March 22, 2013

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