Abundance and the Minimalist Mindset

When is enough, enough? What does having an abundance of something mean to you? Many people think an abundant life involves having a fully booked calendar, a home stocked with belongings, and a growing retirement account.

Today’s average home is more than double the size of the ones our grandparents owned. We have more types of foods (many of them synthetic) available on our grocery shelves than ever at any point in history. If you have children, it is possible to fill up every hour of their week with extra-curricular opportunities.

Take a moment to examine your life. Do you have an over-abundance in any area that could be draining time, energy, or money that God intends to use elsewhere?


2 Responses to “Abundance and the Minimalist Mindset”

  1. Lawrence W. Wilson May 31, 2012 at 6:27 am #

    Great insight, Dana. I think I have more than enough of everything, except maybe rest!

    • Dana Byers May 31, 2012 at 8:28 am #

      I think that’s true for a lot of us, Lawrence. It can be tough, but I’m working on a process for winding down sooner in the evenings. I’m beginning to wonder whether my pre-bedtime Kindle Scrabble game makes it harder for me to sleep. :)

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