I like simple things. If something isn’t simple, I usually can’t stick with it. Notice I said simple, I did not say easy. I had a few hours this afternoon that I was feeling quite discouraged because in my seeming inability to cope with things that were not simple and I was left feeling quite inadequate. Some people seem to have all these wonderful ideas on how to make things work and when I see them in a seemingly constant state of creativity, my poor little head starts to spin! I can come up with creative ideas when what I’m doing isn’t working, but I like to find a way that works and then stick with it. I don’t do well with frequent change either, so I try to minimize it wherever I can (but that is another post all together).
When I came home this afternoon I was very grateful to find my hubby already home (he was working from home today) and I proceeded to cry on his shoulder for a few minutes, while I tried to explain what I was still trying to process in my head. He spoke a beautiful truth over me, truth I already knew, but I just needed someone else to remind me. Neither simplicity or creativity is better than the other. Each has it’s place and we are not made to be carbon copies of one another! God can and does use both simplicity and creativity to accomplish his will and ultimately, any fruit we see from our labor is because of his Grace and not because of any particular way we chose to accomplish a task. We each have our own bent as well. Some people thrive in constantly accomplishing tasks in a fun and creative manner and some thrive following a self prescribed method and routine and don’t feel the need to “re-invent the wheel” unless something seems broken.
So this is me. I am a simple person. I like to find a method and stick with it and it has worked for our family so far. I am choosing to embrace that about myself, being the unique way that God has made my mind to work. I am so thankful for those who can be creative more often because this world would be quite boring if it were made up of just “method” people like myself! What matters in the end are these: does it glorify God? does it accomplish his will? Then that is all that matters.