“Who thinks more is better than less?” That’s the question an adult posed in one of my favorite commercials. The kindergartener explains without hesitation, “More! We want more.”
I can relate. Being an ambitious oldest or perhaps just a product of society, I’ve often wanted more… more friends, more house, more clothes, more status, more responsibility, etc, etc. More was an indicator of success. More brought happiness.
As the years fly by, though, I lose more and get less. I am …
- Less of a targeted consumer for market groups.
- Less desirable as a patient to doctors. (Like the one who turned me away because of my age … and I’m not even Medicare eligible.)
- Less likely to succeed at becoming President.
- Less stressed over details that probably never mattered anyway.
- Less focused on ME.
And discover, in many cases, less produces more …
- More time with family and friends.
- More opportunity to do what I am called to do.
- More focus on others in need
- More energy at the end of the day.
- More of HIM and building His kingdom
Which is better? It’s not complicated. When there is less of me, there is more room for Him. As I become less, He can become more. And I embrace this moment in time …
“…the assigned moment for him to move into the center, while I slip off to the sidelines.” (John 3:30, The Message)
More or less, which do you choose?
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