A Path to Simplicity #1

#1. Buy things for their usefulness rather than their status.

This is a hard one to choke down… Not exactly starting the path on easy footing. However, the message here is simple; too often we buy things based solely on the perception of others. This extends into all areas of life, including but not limited to: housing, transportation and clothing. It is also important to think about quantity here, how much of something are you buying, and for what purpose?

Stop trying to impress people with your clothes and impress them with your life.” – Foster

The scriptures talk about the importance of having a heart that seeks Christ, rather than an outward appearance that impresses man. 1 Samuel 16:7 reads "The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." We can so easily get caught up in keeping up with the latest trends that we neglect to spend time on our heart. Questions for you to consider today are as follows: (a) How is the life I'm living pleasing to God? and (b) How is God working through me to draw people closer to Him?

I admit once more, I come to you as a hypocrite. I am as guilty as could be when it comes to buying for status. On the bright side, they say admittance is the first step to change, right?

Take this suggestion and think about where you can apply it in your life, for tomorrow brings a new challenge.


Jordan Michalski
Student Ministries Assistant | Soul Sanctuary