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WHEN LESS IS BETTER BY CALEB SEGBEFIA (DEEJAY)

WHEN LESS IS BETTER BY CALEB SEGBEFIA (DEEJAY)

My eyes were enlightened to the dimensions of existence that I was unaware existed in 2023. Even though some of the experiences were as tough as they can be, I needed to go through them. Sometimes life takes you on a journey you didn’t know you needed to give you everything you wanted. Currently, I’m in a good place. I’m still working on letting go of my control and putting more faith in God.

Roll in 2024, this year we’re all soaring to greater heights and claiming everything we prayed for. One of the key lessons I’ve learned is Confidence in God’s promise without commitment to his process is not dependence, it is delusion. I realized that before God does anything for you, you will have to be committed to the process of receiving the blessings before it arrives. See the magic you’re looking for is in the work you’re avoiding. So bear with me while we journey together through my thought process of why “Less is better”.

We’re all liars one way or another and the biggest person we lie to the most is ourselves. The biggest lie we keep telling ourselves is that having more of everything is better. (Having two is always better than one). I don’t blame us, to an extent; we never really stood a chance. From childhood, we are bombarded with messages of having more to fulfill and sustain us and we grow up wanting to achieve that. We’re bombarded with these messages over and over again that what you don’t have is what you need to be happy, to be fulfilled, and to be content. It is the marketing message of every brand in modern times. You see it on TV, social media, and everywhere. Society attributes success to having more and being poor to having less. It constantly praises the ones who do and condemns the ones who don’t. I want you to ask yourself this question. What if the things you have is keeping you from the life you want?

Having enough, enough is when you have what you need. One of the skills I’m training to develop this year is the habit of simplicity (being a minimalist). To practice the habit of simplifying, I’ve started affirming to myself every morning that I have enough. Psalm 23 says β€œThe Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. So to live the habit of simplicity, one of my consistent daily prayers goes like: God give me less of what doesn’t matter and God give me more of what does matter. I know it’s a bit counter-cultural to our beliefs but it is very true to what Jesus teaches in the gospel. Accumulation of wealth has become a goal for us; we want more things all the time because we’ve placed our security in the wealth we possess and not in God. Some of us feel empty on the inside, so the accumulation of things becomes an external validation to make us feel better. What it means to have less of what doesn’t matter is to strip off every weight that is slowing us down and keeping us from God.

So now we’ve established that having more is not better. So what then is better? Better is one handful without having to fix stuff all the time. Better is one handful without the debt that’s weighing you down. Better is one handful than pursuing things that don’t last when every other aspect of your life is struggling. Better is one handful of spending time with your loved ones instead of pouring your life into things. So what does matter most in your life right now? For me it’s my relationship with God, making a difference in this life, my impact on people and always learning and acquiring knowledge to move me towards being a better person. At the end of life none of the wealth and things we chase matters anymore. The closer you come to Jesus, the more you realize that the most meaningful things in life are not the frivolous things we chase.

So I’ll end our journey today with this quote I somehow coined “Life becomes an unending loop of misery if it is not filled with gratitude and content with what we have”

Asare Solomon Aristocrat

I'm Solomon, the CEO of Voix Of Ghana Media ( VOG MEDIA, and Aristocrat Charity Foundation ( ACF). Aside blogging, I am also a Forester, Philanthropist, a Publicist, and a Promoter.

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